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EC for astronoomy - Surface Space ENvironment GEochemistry...

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AST3033 Amanda Ferencz January 15, 2008 Unit 1: Extra Credit Extending Hubble’s life: 1. The mission is planned for August, and it will be accomplished on board the space shuttle Atlantis. 2. COS stands for Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. It is intended todissect the ultraviolet light from faint stars and remote active galactic nuclei. 3. The James Webb Telescope is planned to replace the Hubble scope and it will be launched in 2013. Close Call for Mars 1. The projected impact was possible on January 30 th , 2008. 2. This asteroid is 50 meters wide. 3. If it had hit Mars, the crater would have been more than half a mile wide. Back to Mercury 1. The name of the spacecraft that will pass Mercury is called MESSENGER (The MErcury
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Unformatted text preview: Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft). 2. The only other spacecraft to pass Mercury was the Mariner 10 and it passed on March 16, 1975. 3. The new spacecraft is scheduled to actually orbit the planet in March 2011. January Sky Movie: 1. Capella is the brightest star in Auriga overhead. It is blue in color and it is different from the Sun because it is 50 to 80 times more luminous. 2. The planet Saturn rises in the East at sunset now. During this time, we have Mars overhead us as darkness falls. 3. Comet Tuttle has just passed close to earth, and is heading rapidly south in January 2008....
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