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[email protected] Listens to the Dying Gasps of Black Hole

Amir Alexander • November 05, 2001

If we were to listen to radio transmissions from space, we should be able to hear the dying gasps of black holes. As it turns out, we are listening, or at least the [email protected] receiver is. Perched above the giant Arecibo dish, it is systematically surveying a large portion of the sky, listening to the signals coming from space.

Updates from Past Recipients of the Shoemaker NEO Grants

Bruce Betts • March 20, 2001

Update as of March 20, 2001 I just wanted to express my appreciation again to The Planetary Society for the Shoemaker Grant. Apogee Instruments delivered the AP6Ep purchased with the grant on 9 March 2001. Critical mass on all of the other components associated with implementing the proposal was reached last week.

The Planetary Report, Vol. 21, No. 1: Evolving Visions

Charlene Anderson • January 01, 2001

From the Editor: Mars has definitely been the planet in the news these past two months, and two events have triggered larger-than-normal reverberations in the Society. First, on November 22, Gerald Soffen died. Then, on December 4, while we were wrapping up this issue, Mike Malin and Ken Edgett announced their latest news-making discovery -- this time of sedimentary layers on the Martian surface.

Mars Microphone Ready for Duty

• October 08, 1999

The Planetary Society's Mars Microphone is on board the Mars Polar Lander, and as far as we can tell, in good shape.

Latest Round of Mars Microphone Tests Successful

• February 06, 1998

The Mars Microphone has successfully gone through its latest round of testing in preparation for launch on the Mars Surveyor spacecraft in January 1999.

The Adventure of the Planets

Carl Sagan • December 01, 1980 • 4

Carl Sagan's argument for planetary exploration. First published in the first issue of The Planetary Report magazine.

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