From: LARRY KLAES (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 12 2002 - 07:39:49 PDT
HEADLINES IN BRIEF
July 12, 2002
- Russian Nuclear Submarine Launches Mini-Space Shuttle
Moscow (AFP) Jul 12, 2002 - A Russian nuclear submarine on Friday successfully launched a unique mini-space shuttle capable of delivering cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and safely returning to earth, officials said.
- Glenn Powers Ahead With Ion Engine
Cleveland - Jul 11, 2002 - A giant leap toward enabling high power electric propulsion was recently demonstrated. With power levels up to 72 kW and nearly 3 Newtons of thrust, NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, has designed, built and successfully tested a 50 kW-class Hall thruster.
- Scientists Back Kuiper Belt Mission To Pluto And Beyond
Washington - Jul 12, 2002 - Sending a probe to the Kuiper Belt and its largest member, Pluto, should be NASA's first priority in solar system exploration, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Larger, more comprehensive efforts are also needed, beginning with a trip to Jupiter's moon Europa, said the committee that wrote the report.
- In Search Of The Nanodiamonds
Livermore - Jul 12, 2002 - An astrophysicist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics has found that some nanodiamonds, the most famous and exotic form of stardust, may instead have formed within the inner solar system.
- Is The Universe Older Than Expected
Paris (ESA) Jul 11, 2002 - An analysis of 13.5 thousand million-year-old X-rays, captured by ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, has shown that either the Universe may be older than astronomers had thought or that mysterious, undiscovered 'iron factories' litter the early Universe.
- New Spanish Dish Will Help Break Interplanetary Logjam
Madrid - July 8, 2002 - Construction workers erecting steel components atop a new concrete chamber near Madrid, Spain, this summer are helping NASA study Mars and comets.
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