From: LARRY KLAES (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 08:23:12 PDT
More Money For Pluto (and Europa) ?
"A loose bipartisan consensus is falling into place in the U.S. House of
Representatives to add some $60 million to NASA's FY 2003 budget earmarked
specifically for NASA's on/off/on again Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission (now
known in reincarnated form as the New Horizons mission). Legislative
language would also be added to restore NASA's Outer Planets Program
breathing potential life back into a mission to Europa."
-- National Research Council Committee Backs National Underground Lab
"A deep-underground environment is ideal for an array of scientific work.
Besides a broad range of basic science - including experiments to measure
neutrinos, subatomic particles created by the sun and by more distant
stars; to detect invisible dark matter that pervades the universe; and to
test the stability of matter - the laboratory also will house important
applied science activities. Examples include facilities to monitor
underground nuclear weapons testing and to develop materials that must be
shielded from cosmic rays during their manufacture."
-- NASA's Aqua Spacecraft to Study Earth's Water Cycle
"NASA's mission to understand and protect our home planet will mark a major
milestone this spring with the launch of the Aqua satellite. Aqua, due to
bring us unprecedented insight of our world's global water cycle, is the
latest sibling in a family of Earth Observing System satellites dedicated
to studying the Earth and our knowledge of global climate change."
TODAY'S CALENDAR EVENTS
Conference On Matter and Energy in Clusters of Galaxies
9th Open Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics
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