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Re: NASA Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter Moons -

From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@charter.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:25:40 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:56:22 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter Moons -


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren@pacbell.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:57:21 -0800
>Subject: NASA Spacecraft To Explore Jupiter Moons

>Source: Yahoo News

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=624&ncid=753&e=10&u=/ap/20031209/ap_on_sc/icy_moons

>Tue Dec 9, 8:37 AM ET

>NASA Spacecraft to Explore Jupiter Moons

>By Andrew Bridges, AP Science Writer

<snip>

>Jimo would carry high-resolution cameras and other instruments,
>including radar and lasers to map the thickness and elevation of
>the ice that envelops each moon.

>Scientists are keen to study the Jovian system because of its
>complexity. The planet and its stable of moons represent, in
>many ways, a miniature solar system.

>"These are worlds in their own right," said Ron Greeley, of
>Arizona State University, Tempe.

>The spacecraft is envisioned as being 60 to 100 feet in length.
>Early conceptions place its nuclear reactor at the end of a boom
>to shield the scientific instruments from radiation.

>Jimo also would bristle with fins to dissipate the intense heat
>from its reactor.

>NASA is expected to begin stepping up use of nuclear power in
>its exploration of the solar system, including Mars. There, it
>could power rovers capable of roaming the planet for years at a
>time.

I love it! my only regret is the ship (that's what it is folks,)
isn't Named the Clarke.


GT McCoy