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Possible Locations for Life on Europa

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A professor from the University of Arizona believes that Jupiter's Moon Europa might not only sustain life, but actually foster it in various habitable "niches". Through its combination of liquid water, active tidal forces, and periodic surface exposure, the Moon might encourage life faster than a cold, arid place like Mars. Microbes have been discovered on Earth which stay dormant for millions of years and then spring to life when the ice around them thaws.
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Feb 11, 2002, 3:23pm

Space Flight

Delta Rocket Increases Iridium Constellation

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A Boeing Delta II rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California today carrying a cargo of five spare satellites for the Iridium communications network. These additional five satellites join the 66 operational satellites and seven spares already in low-earth orbit. The US government is the primary customer for Iridium, and its 2-year, $72 million contract staved off bankruptcy for the troubled company.
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Feb 11, 2002, 3:03pm



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