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Archive for February 8th, 2005

NASA Announces De-Orbit Mission For Hubble

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

[/.] maglor_83 writes “NASA has announced the end for Hubble. It plans on performing a “robotic de-orbit mission”, and apparently its not due to the monetary costs associated with fixing it, but rather the risks involved. NASA’s new goals are now manned missions to the moon, as a platform for Mars.”

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Strange Mini Solar System Found

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

[/.] starexplorer writes “In 1990, Penn State’s Alex Wolszczan found the first exoplanets. But he never got much credit from mainstream researchers, because his planets (3
of them
, roughly Earth-sized) orbit pulsars and hold no chance for harboring life. Now he’s found a 4th object on the outskirts of the system,
SPACE.com is reporting. Call it a planet, call it an asteroid, Wolszczan says, but call the setup a dark, eerie twin of the inner half of our solar system. Also in the same story, news of a brown dwarf just 15 times the mass of Jupiter that has a planet-making disk of stuff around it. Together, more problems for astronomers, who still don’t have a basic
for the word planet or a firm idea of what separates planets from stars.”

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Foghenheit 112

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

A nice little movie depicting the danish primeminister Anders Fogh, the film was made by Bjarke de Koning.

Please note that the movie is in Danish, and not subtitled.