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Representatives of Bush, Kerry Debate Space - Space.com   Kerry would adopt “a strong and balanced” approach between space exploration and other NASA missions, Lori Garver told the gathering. A Bush victory would offer “an unprecedented opportunity for change and new opportunities in space,” Sietzen said, stressing the Bush goal of returning to the moon by 2020 and planning a mission to Mars. A Kerry administration, instead, would “probably” boost research and development funding at NASA.
In The Stars: A Tale Of Two Planets - SpaceDaily   Left:  As Earth eventually teemed with living, thriving organisms - so much so that repeated, devastating impacts could not extinguish all of them - Mars withered away to barrenness. What is left is only the tantalizing evidence of a once-wet planet.  Long ago, before it dried out and softened into a wide, flat expanse, Meridiani Planum was soaking wet - which means temperatures on Mars, in some form, must have exceeded 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) - the freezing point of water. It could be that liquid water existed under a heavy layer of ice.  Another possibility is the Martian atmosphere once might have been much thicker.

Titan's Strange Prospects - SpaceDaily  On Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe will plow into the orange atmosphere of Saturn's moon, Titan, becoming the first spacecraft to attempt to land on a moon in our solar system since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 touched down on Earth's moon in 1976. Though scientists hope that Huygens will survive the plunge, it will be flying blind through hydrocarbon haze and methane clouds to a surface that could consist of seven-kilometer-high ice mountains and liquid methane seas. The Huygens probe could land instead in a gasoline-like hydrocarbon brew of methane, propane or butane.
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10/28/2004: Exotic Cuban Tree Frog Found in Georgia
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10/28/2004: Washington Orca Population Heads South  - NY Times
10/28/2004: Humans Aren't So Complicated  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Fish Tales Solve Genetic Puzzles  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Scientists slash estimate for number of human genes; 'live and learn' ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Is It In The DNA Of Men To Stray? ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Plumed puzzle: why are Europe's booted eagles migrating north? - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Nature's finest caught on camera  - BBC
10/28/2004: Farmland bird decline 'slowing'  - BBC
10/28/2004: Human gene number slashed  - BBC
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10/28/2004: Climate change is 'the least of our worries' ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Kerry Wins Fans Abroad with Global Warming Plan ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: EU Approves Eight National Emissions Trading Plans ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Forget climate change, that's the least of our worries, say Nobel winners ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Climate change is devastating the lives of millions, say charities ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: China launches new satellite to monitor natural disasters - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Coalition warns about human cost of climate change - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Scientists probe role of Southern Ocean as sponge for CO2 - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: China Launches Its First World Class Weather Satellite Platform - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: UK carbon output 'under-reported'  - BBC
10/28/2004: Sucked dry: Villagers battle marble factories for water in India's desert state  - BBC
10/28/2004: High and dry: How erosion is putting coastal communities at peril from the sea  - BBC
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10/28/2004: When War Games Meet Video Games  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Pen Stroke Cuts PDA Web Clutter  - Technology Review 
10/28/2004: Dream job: The academics who spend their time studying video games  - BBC
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10/28/2004: Decrees are "still working," Microsoft says - Seattle Times
10/28/2004: Microsoft testing new application with some clients - Seattle Times
10/28/2004: Encrypted DVDs Unlikely To Be Used for Oscar Screeners - MSNBC
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10/28/2004: Scientists Complete More Tests at Hanford  - NY Times
10/28/2004: Nuclear Waste: A Long-term Problem With No Near-term Solution ... - FirstScience
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History, Anthropology:
10/28/2004: Meteorite Crater Drilling Provides Extensive Samples - And A Mystery - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Kiln's 'ancestor' found in Greece  - BBC
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Miscellaneous:
10/28/2004: Great bosses are not larger than life - Seattle Times
10/28/2004: Brokerage probe has expanded - Seattle Times
10/28/2004: Midwest Awash in Giant Grottos  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Betting Sites Better at Predicting Winner - MSNBC
10/28/2004: Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom ... - FirstScience
10/28/2004: Intel CEO: Candidates Ignore Debate on Blunting of U.S. Technological Edge  - Technology Review 
10/28/2004: Instant Analysis  - Technology Review 
10/28/2004: Iran Adamant On Not Ending Nuclear Fuel Enrichment Activities - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: US Expected To Oppose European Nuclear Offer To Iran - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: "Starfleet Academy" - The Beginning - SpaceDaily
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10/28/2004: Is Every Memory Worth Keeping? - Washington Post
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Physics and Astronomy:
10/28/2004: Relativity passes latest test - PhysicsWeb
10/28/2004: The Milky Way Mosh Pit
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10/28/2004: Einstein's warp effect measured
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Robotics:
10/28/2004: When Robots Rule the World  - Wired News
10/28/2004: U.N.: Domestic Robot Use to Surge Sevenfold by 2007  - Technology Review 
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Space:
10/28/2004: Representatives of Bush, Kerry Debate Space - Space.com
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In The Stars: A Tale Of Two Planets - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Titan's Strange Prospects - SpaceDaily 
10/28/2004: Smithsonian to Open Shuttle Display  - NY Times
10/28/2004: Plasma Beam Eyed in Space Travel  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Experts Calculate Risk of Uncontrolled Hubble Re-entry - Space.com
10/28/2004: Space Station Astronauts Prepare for Crew Change - Space.com
10/28/2004: ESA, Russia Negotiating Six-Month Station Visit - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Einstein's Warped View of Space Confirmed - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: XCOR Makes Progress On DARPA-Funded Pump-Fed Rocket Program - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Mars Express Gets An Eyeful Of Huygens - SpaceDaily
10/28/2004: Built Via The Internet, Student Satellite Coming To Life At ESA-ESTEC - SpaceDaily
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Technology:
10/28/2004: Beam Me Up Some Baseball  - Wired News
10/28/2004: Wide Laser Makes Simple Tweezers  - Technology Review 
10/28/2004: Eureka! Choose from 10 hot ideas at the British Invention Show  - BBC
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