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Dinosaur Web Site infor & Sciencescan Updates



I figure you folks might be interested in the following newsletter letter
which is titled "Sciencescan Updates" that I put out on a weekly basis.  It
contains new information on space and natural history related web sites and
is available for free distribution.  I do NOT plan to post it to this
discussion group on a regular basis.  If you are interested, follow the
subscribe directions.

Thank you for providing lost of paleontology discussions for this planetary
geologist.

--James Granahan, granahan@lava.net

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**The Cyberspace Museum of Natural History and
Exploration Technology**
***SCIENCESCAN UPDATE***

Welcome to the Cyberspace Museum's Sciencescan Updates.
The purpose of these updates is to provide you with
information on the current happenings in the fields of the
natural sciences and exploration technology as well as current
activities at museums.  Also come visit the Cyberspace
Museum at http://www.lava.net/~granahan to explore a web
site about natural history and exploration technology.
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Sciencescan Update, Volume 1, Number 12, (for the week of
April 21 - April 27, 1996)
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SPACE RADAR REVEALS ANCIENT SEGMENTS OF
CHINA'S GREAT WALL

Scientists in China are using space radar images to locate and
study two generations of the Great Wall of China that have
been eroded and buried in places by centuries of blowing
sand.

"In the images, we can recognize two different dynasties that
built the Great Wall. One was built in the Ming Dynasty and
is about 600 years old. The other was built during the Sui
Dynasty and is more than 1,000 years old," said Dr. Guo
Huadong, a SIR-C/X-SAR science team member from the
Institute of Remote Sensing Applications at the Chinese
Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

The radar images were taken by the Spaceborne Imaging
Radar C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR)
that flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in April and
October of 1994.

Go to http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/sircxsar/ to see these radar
images and to obtain more background information.
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SEARCHING FOR PLANETS OUTSIDE OF THE SOLAR
SYSTEM

NASA's Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems
(ExNPS) is designed to
answer a question of deep and abiding interest: Are there
other worlds in
the Universe capable of supporting life?  NASA, by way of
Jet Propulsion Laboratories, has prepared an exploration
strategy (ExNPS) which details efforts to detect planets in
other star systems utilizing both ground based and
spacebourne systems.  Although other planets around other
star systems have been discovered, the emphasis here is to
develop capabilities to detect Earth size planets and to evaulate
their environments remotely.

Go
tohttp://techinfo.jpl.nasa.gov/WWW/ExNPS/HomePage.html
for the detailed account of this exploration effort.
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WHO WILL GET A TYRANNOSAURUS REX NAMED
SUE?

Come explore the saga of a wayward dinosaur find in the
badlands of the Dakota's that is now waiting for its time in
federal court. "Sue" is the nickname of a very complete
Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen who is locked up in a metal
container awaiting a legal settlement to decide a dispute over
who she belongs too (which involves at least 4 different
parties).  The tragedy of course is that Sue is presently
impounded and that no one can study her until all of these
property rights can be settled.

Go to
http://www.discovery.com/DCO/doc/1012/world/people/bon
es/bonesopener.html for detailed information about this saga.
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