SETI bioastro: Fw: SpaceDaily Express - Dec 27, 2001

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From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4@msn.com)
Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 07:46:55 PST


SPACE SCIENCE

- A New Dawn For Discovery
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/asteroid-01n.html

Washington - Dec. 21, 2001 - Two new NASA missions, selected today in the agency's Discovery Program, promise to bring staples of science- fiction stories to reality. The missions are Dawn, slated for launch in 2006, which will orbit the two largest asteroids in our solar system, and Kepler, a spaceborne telescope, also scheduled for launch in 2006, which will search for Earth-like planets around stars beyond the solar system.

- Ulysses Gets New Partner In Hunt For Gamma-Ray Bursts
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gamma-01e.html

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DEEP IMPACT

- Arecibo Asteroid Radar Project Gets One Year Reprieve
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/asteroid-01m.html

Washington - Dec 21, 2001 - Dr. Colleen Hartman, Director of Solar System Exploration at NASA, has issued a Dear Colleague letter revising NASA's earlier decision and has restored funding for radar astronomy at Arecibo for the current fiscal year. Her letter is quoted below:

- ISS Overruns Claim Another Victim As Arecibo Radar Project Shutdown
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/asteroid-01l.html

- The First Sulfur Eaters
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/life-01zw.html

- Large Volcanic Eruptions Help Plants Absorb Co2
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/greenhouse-01za.html

- Researchers Investigate Mysteries Of The African Rift
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/tectonics-01m.html


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