NASA Daily News Summary For Release: March 31, 1999 Media Advisory m99-063 ***** Summary -- Video File

for March 31: Landsat 7 Mission: Looking at Earth's Environment ***** There are no news releases scheduled for March 31, 1999. If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** VIDEO FILE FOR MARCH 31, 1999 ITEM 1 LANDSAT 7 MISSION: LOOKING AT EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT ITEM 2 MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR ANTENNA (replay) ITEM 3 SPRINGTIME ON URANUS (replay) ***** ITEM 1 Landsat 7 Mission: Looking at Earth's Environment Landsat 7, scheduled for launch April 15, will gather data from Earth's land surface and surrounding coastal regions. Analysis of the data will provide scientists with new information on deforestation, receding glaciers and crop monitoring. The data also will be available commercially for land-use planning and urban development issues. Landsat 7 is the last in a series of satellites that began with the Landsat 1 in 1972. ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM ITEM 1A Landsat Animations 1B Collecting the Data 1C Making the Images - The Layers of San Francisco 1D Electromagnetic Spectrum 1E Landsat 7 is Readied at Valley Forge, PA 1F Scientists at EROS Data Center 1G Students at the University of Maryland 1H The Landsat Series - Historical Footage

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1I Interview - Phil Sabelhaus, Project Manager 1J Interview - Darrel Williams, Project Scientist 1K Interview - Sam Goward, Science Team Leader 1L Urban Growth 1M Deforestation 1N Atlanta Heat Island 1O Flood Comparison on the Mississippi River 1P Aftereffects of a Volcanic Eruption 1Q Fire Damage of a Conifer Forest 1R Impact Craters 1S Mexico City 1T Grand Canyon 1U Chesapeake Bay 1V International Views

***** ITEM 2 Mars Global Surveyor Antenna (replay) A steady stream of new data from Mars, including highresolution images, will begin arriving next week at Earth receiving stations following the March 28 deployment of the Mars Global Surveyor's high-power communications antenna. Before the antenna was fully deployed, the spacecraft had to stop collecting data periodically to transmit the information back to Earth. Now that the high-gain antenna is deployed, the spacecraft can study the Red Planet 24 hours a day. Video shows 1) animation of antenna deployment; 2) three recent images of Mars. Contact at Headquarters: Douglas Isbell, 202/358-1547; Contact at Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mary Hardin, 818/3540344. ***** ITEM 3 Springtime on Uranus (replay) If springtime on Earth were anything like it will be on Uranus, we would have numerous massive storm systems, each one covering the country from Kansas to New York and temperatures of 300 degrees below zero. A dramatic new time-lapse movie by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows for the first time seasonal changes on the planet. No one has ever seen this view in the modern era of astronomy because of the long year of Uranus -- more than 84 Earth years. Uranus is now revealed as a dynamic world with the brightest clouds in the outer Solar System and a fragile ring system that wobbles like an unbalanced wagon wheel.

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