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WATCH NEUTRON STAR EXPLOSION IN REAL TIME
A neutron star halfway across the Milky Way galaxy is ready for its close-up. A rare and massive explosion on this star illuminated the region and allowed scientists to view details never seen before, virtually bringing the scientists to the action occurring just a few miles above the star's surface.
PREPARES MISSION TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS
Before humans can leave their boot prints on the dusty surface of Mars, many questions have to be answered and many problems solved. One of the most fundamental questions - one that has intrigued humankind for centuries - is whether life has ever existed on Mars, the most Earthlike of all the planets.
STORMS ON JUPITER
NASA Science News for February 20, 2004
BLACK HOLE RIPS A STAR APART
NASA Science News for February 18, 2004
GALAXY IN THE UNIVERSE DISCOVERED
An international team of astronomers may have set a new record in discovering what is the most distant known galaxy in the Universe. Located an estimated 13 billion light-years away, the object is being viewed at a time only 750 million years after the big bang, when the Universe was barely 5 percent of its current age.
ROVERS CONTINUE THEIR SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is examining a collection of rocks, including a flaky one nicknamed Mimi, on its lengthy drive to a crater. Meanwhile, Opportunity is preparing to dig a hole to study the soil at its landing site.
QUASARS PROBE END OF COSMIC DARK AGES
The most distant known quasars show that some supermassive black holes formed when the universe was merely 6 percent of its current age, or about 700 million years after the big bang.
ROVER ESTABLISHES NEW MARS DRIVING RECORD
The rover Spirit drove into the Martian history books Monday night by making the longest single-day traverse on the Red Planet, eclipsing the mark set by Mars Pathfinder's Sojourner rover in 1997.
TO POWER JOURNEY TO JUPITER'S MOONS
A planned U.S. mission to investigate three ice-covered moons of Jupiter will demand fast-paced research, fabrication and realistic non-nuclear testing of a prototype nuclear reactor within two years, says a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist.
EXPRESS SPIES VALLES MARINERIS REGION
This image was acquired by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter from an altitude of 275 km above the Red Planet. The features in the picture indicate erosional processes possibly caused by water.
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SAS members will be traveling once again to NEAF, interested individuals should e-mail Glenn Skinner.