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Galileo to be Crashed to Protect Europa.
Galileo to be Crashed to Protect Europa
28 year-old Pioneer 10 spacecraft Gets a Revival
Museum asks Court to Reject Indian Claim to Meteorite
GALILEO TO BE CRASHED TO PROTECT EUROPA
The Galileo spacecraft, currently exploring Jupiter and its moons,
may be crashed intentionally to remove even a slim chance of
contaminating the Moon Europa. scientists believe that Europa is
capable of sustaining simple life. When it was launched in 1989,
Galileo was not quarantined or cleaned, and there is a remote chance
that microbes could have survived.
28 YEAR-OLD Pioneer 10 spacecraft GETS A REVIVAL
Originally launched in 1972, Pioneer 10 is still providing valuable
scientific data. The program nearly died a few years ago due to
lack of funding, but was revived when scientists studying chaos theory
took an interest. Also, in 2 million years, it should the red star
Aldebaran, carrying a message from humanity for any sentient life
it encounters en route.
MUSEUM ASKS COURT TO REJECT INDIAN CLAIM TO METEORITE
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon filed
a claim to the 15 ton meteorite that the American Museum of Natural
History has possessed for 94 years. The museum maintains that the
meteorite is not a sacred object, and has never been the property
of the tribe.
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