NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Feb.

1, 2000 Media Advisory m00-019 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES: No News Releases Today VIDEO: ALL TIMES EASTERN Video File for Feb. 1, 2000 Item 1 - Sun's Crooked Magnetic Field Item 2 - KSC Clean Up Item 3 - Solar Maximum ***************************** If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will email summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 2000 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2000/index.html Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

***************************** ALL TIMES EASTERN Video File for Feb.1, 2000 Item 1 - Sun's Crooked Magnetic Field

Item 2 - KSC Clean Up Item 3 - Solar Maximum ***************************** Item 1 - The Solar Magnetic Field is Crooked and Variable By compiling all the solar wind data gathered in the space age, NASA scientists have concluded that even though the solar magnetic field is constantly changing, it always returns to its original shape and position. Animation of a compilation of images spanning approximately one month show the solar wind and bursts of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that periodically occur. Other images include photos taken by x-ray and ultraviolet telescopes. Video Courtesy NASA TRT - 1:00 Center contact: Jane Platt 818/354-0880 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

Item 2 - Groundwater Clean Up at KSC (b-roll) NASA's Kennedy Space Center is one of several federal agencies participating in an environmental research project that evaluates groundwater cleanup techniques at Launch Complex 34 at the Cape Canaveral Air Station. Concentrations of Trichloroethylene solvent have been identified in the soil there as a result of cleaning methods for rocket parts during the Apollo program in the 1960s. Video Courtesy NASA TRT 1:16 Center contact: Bruce Buckingham 321/867-2468 Item 3 - Solar Max (replay) The Solar Cycle will reach its peak in the year 2000. This year is going to be a solar max, which occurs every 11 years. A solar max could damage satellites and cause power outages across the country. A NASA scientist has developed a new

more reliable forecasting technique for solar max. Package includes animation and interviews. Item 3a - SOLAR MAXIMUM ANIMATION-------------------------TRT 4:40 Item 3b - INTERVIEW EXCERPTS------------------------------TRT 4:10 David Hathaway, NASA Scientist, MSFC TRT - 9:45 Center contact: Steve Roy 256/544-6535

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