From: LARRY KLAES (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 11:11:01 PST
Today in Science/Astronomy:
* Comet Orbiter and Lander Mate, Will Run Hot and Cold Tests
A union made for heaven. The first spacecraft to attempt a soft-landing on the icy nucleus of a comet has been coupled to its "mother craft" -- a critical step toward their departure from Earth in January 2003.
* New Signs of Water on Mars Create Hope of Great Discovery
The Mars Odyssey spacecraft has uncovered preliminary yet tantalizing evidence for water near the surface of Mars and away from the permanently frozen north polar ice cap.
* Voyage Inside the Sun
Scientists have peered beneath the surface of the Sun to discover how large areas of stormy regions form and grow and why sunspots sometimes go for a spin.
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