NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Nov.

9, 2000 Media Advisory m00-211 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES HUBBLE SEES LONE NEUTRON STAR STREAKING ACROSS GALAXY

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VIDEO FILE FOR NOV. 9, 2000 UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS

************ NEWS RELEASES ************ HUBBLE SEES LONE NEUTRON STAR STREAKING ACROSS GALAXY Several hundred million of them may be found in our galaxy, but the world's most powerful telescope has captured the one thought to be closest to Earth. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught up with a runaway neutron star believed to be 200 light years away. The object known as RX J185635-3754 is expected to swing by the planet at a safe distance in about 300,000 years. A neutron star is the remnants left behind after a supernova explosion, as the material at the core collapses into a dense mass of neutrons. The star has the mass of the sun packed into an area about 12 miles in diameter. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Don Savage (Phone: 202/358-1547) Contact at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD: Ray Villard (Phone: 410/338-4514) Contact at State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY:

Patrick Calabria (Phone: 631/632-6310) RELEASE: 00-176 For full text see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-176.txt

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************ VIDEO FILE ************ VIDEO FILE FOR Nov. 9, 2000 ITEM 1 - VIDEO FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION 11/9/00 - JSC

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************ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTS ************ Upcoming Television Events: Note: The timing for some of these events is approximate. Refer to NASA TV for updates. November 9, Thursday - 1:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - Noon - 1:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 4:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 4:30 p.m. - Expedition I Mission Status Briefing - JSC - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ - Midnight - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC November 10, Friday - 1:00 a.m. - Noon - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - Noon - Midnight - Regular NASA Television Programming (Video File, NASA Gallery, and Education File) - HQ - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio - JSC November 11, Saturday - 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio - JSC November 12, Sunday - 1:00 a.m. - Midnight - ISS Weekend Audio - JSC - Midnight - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC November 13, Monday - *1:00 - 8:00 a.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - *8:15 a.m. - STS-97 Video Feed - JSC STS-97 Preflight Briefings - 9:00 a.m. - International Space Station Overview - JSC - 10:00 a.m. - STS-97 Mission Overview - JSC - 11:00 a.m. - Solar Array Briefing - JSC

- 1:00 p.m. - EVA Overview - JSC - 2:00 p.m. - Science Payloads Briefing - JSC - 2:30 p.m. - STS-97 Crew News Conference - JSC - 3:30 p.m. - ISS Expedition I Commentary - JSC - 4:00 p.m. - NASA Video File - HQ During Space Shuttle missions, the NASA Television schedule can be found at the following web address: http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/tvsked/schedule.html For a complete list of upcoming live television events, see http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/breaking.html

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