NASA Releases Mission Requirements for Proposed Jupiter Mission
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 5/31/04 NASA has issued its mission design requirements to three industry teams for a proposed mission to Jupiter and its three icy moons. The requirements are also the first product formulated by NASA's new Office of Exploration Systems in Washington.
Scaling friction down to the nano/micro realm
Source: NIST Posted: 5/27/04 An improved method for correcting nano- and micro-scale friction measurements has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Milky Way churning out new stars at a furious pace
Source: WISC Posted: 5/27/04 Some of the first data from a new orbiting infrared telescope are revealing that the Milky Way - and by analogy galaxies in general - is making new stars at a much more prolific pace than astronomers imagined.
No one alive has seen this, but you can
Source: NASA/GSFC Posted: 5/22/04 NASA invites you to view a rare celestial event, one not seen by any person now alive. On June 8, the planet Venus will appear to cross in front of the Sun as seen from Earth.
'To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'