SPACE & SCIENCE NEWS: April 2000
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| Two new Jovian-class planets
(Apr. 27, 2000)
The discovery of two more Jovian-class extrasolar planets was announced
by the San Francisco Planet Search team. They are in orbit around
the metal-rich stars BD-10 3166 and HD 52265.
Enigmatic features at Martian pole
(Apr. 13, 2000)
Two mosaics of images taken of the Martian south polar cap by Mars
Global Surveyor (MGS) reveal curious features that planetary geologists
are struggling to decipher, including the crater-like features shown
here. This region was to have been the target of the failed Mars Polar
Lander and is important because it undoubtedly preserves a record
of the Red Planet's climatological past.
For more, visit the MGS
| First Astrobiology Science Conference
(Apr. 6, 2000)
The First Astrobiology Science Conference was held at the NASA Ames
Research Center, April 3-5, and attended by 600 scientists from
around the world – three times the number originally expected.
For abstracts of the oral presentations and posters, go here.
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