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NASA to crash Galileo probe into Jupiter
USA Today ^ | 09/15/03 | Staff Writer

Posted on 09/15/2003 6:35:43 AM PDT by bedolido

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:41:09 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) As obsessed with germs as the most fastidious of housekeepers, NASA plans to crash its $1.5 billion Galileo into Jupiter to avoid the possibility that the aging spacecraft could contaminate one of the planet's moons with hitchhiking microbes from Earth. Galileo will slip behind Jupiter at 12:49 p.m. PT Sunday and then plunge into its vibrant and stormy atmosphere while traveling at nearly 108,000 mph.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: galileo; jupiter; nasa
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To: theFIRMbss
That's OK. Whatever danger to humanity that would be posed by Jupiter going Chernobyl will be made up for by all the unbounded free energy that the new Magnetic Energy Generator will provide for us. Jacco van der Worp (the "physicist" who wrote the article you referenced) tells us all about it.
21 posted on 09/15/2003 8:08:35 AM PDT by inquest (We are NOT the world)
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To: ActionNewsBill
But I believe that in 2010 Jupiter's solification was caused by the monolith aliens with their godlike technology, not by humans.
22 posted on 09/15/2003 8:12:56 AM PDT by inquest (We are NOT the world)
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To: bedolido
When the explorers from Europe came to the New World they brought Measles, Small Pox and a whole host of microbes and viruses to the natives. They also brought alcohol which had it's own disastrous effects. Now if this were to happen with space explorers coming to earth can you imagine the implications?
23 posted on 09/15/2003 8:32:11 AM PDT by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa (Foe Hammer!)
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To: inquest
But I believe that in 2010 Jupiter's solification was caused by the monolith aliens with their godlike technology, not by humans.

You're probably right....I haven't seen the movie for a while, but IIRC, that was the case.

24 posted on 09/15/2003 8:32:14 AM PDT by ActionNewsBill
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To: inquest
But I believe that in 2010 Jupiter's solification was caused by the monolith aliens with their godlike technology, not by humans.

Been awhile since I've seen 2001 or 2010. I always thought the monolith was just a symbol and Arthur C Clarke was trying to tell us we're not alone. I had to go back and read 2001 over (didn't bother with 2010) and still had no idea what he was trying to say. Both movies were dogs (great special effects for their times).

25 posted on 09/15/2003 8:37:45 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido
To be honest, I never read the book. I was just going by the movie.
26 posted on 09/15/2003 8:40:30 AM PDT by inquest (We are NOT the world)
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To: bedolido
NASA to crash Galileo probe into Jupiter

Environmentalists protest...

27 posted on 09/15/2003 8:41:27 AM PDT by RogueIsland
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To: inquest
the movie makers did the same to Carl Sagan's Contact. Great book. Dog of a movie.
28 posted on 09/15/2003 8:46:04 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: Frank_Discussion
This mission started under Clinton. ;-)

Actually, it started long, long, long before Clinton. Galileo was to be the next shuttle launch after Challenger. When Challenger blew up, many things got reshuffled.

29 posted on 09/15/2003 8:51:35 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Picky, picky, picky... ;-)

It launched when, 1993, I think? That's what I meant, but you're right, it was a long time coming. And it's been a wonderful ship.
30 posted on 09/15/2003 8:53:52 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: nuconvert
... what kind of microbes?

Staph.

IIRC, one of the Apollos stripped an unmanned probe that had been there a while. The parts were found to have staph bacteria on them (surprise, surprise - "staph" is omnipresent on humans).

The scary part is that the bacteria was reactivated after all those years on the Moon.

I think NASA blamed the subcontractor on failing to properly (successfully?) sterilize the probe.

31 posted on 09/15/2003 9:02:28 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: bedolido
NASA plans to crash its $1.5 billion Galileo into Jupiter to avoid the possibility that the aging spacecraft could contaminate one of the planet's moons with hitchhiking microbes from Earth.

What's more absurd? The waste of $1.5 billion for more pretty pictures of planets and useless analyses, OR concerns for the ecology of a planetary moon while turds float in the bay where I live?

32 posted on 09/15/2003 9:14:04 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: CholeraJoe
"Women and minorities impacted most."

LOL

33 posted on 09/15/2003 9:15:07 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: inquest; ActionNewsBill; chimera; VadeRetro; PatrickHenry; RadioAstronomer; Physicist
>Whatever danger to humanity that would be posed by Jupiter going Chernobyl will be made up for by all the unbounded free energy that the new Magnetic Energy Generator will provide for us


Yes, but, now Masons
will control Baghdad and space!
The New World Order

will be completed,
and they can stop pretending
they're a breakfast club

and just come right out
to rule the world openly!
I guess this weekend

it all gets going!
(I bet that's why Disney stopped
new Kim Possibles...)

34 posted on 09/15/2003 9:23:03 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Consort
>Get ready for the Million Jovian March on Washington


35 posted on 09/15/2003 9:25:22 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: theFIRMbss

Pigs in Space!!!

36 posted on 09/15/2003 9:25:44 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: F16Fighter
bookmark
37 posted on 09/15/2003 9:25:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: bedolido
The Kid will fight back, you'll see!


38 posted on 09/15/2003 9:28:11 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Boss, I forgot to bring my tag line!)
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To: Calvin Locke
"staph"

Well, staph can get out of hand......(and into your eye, and under your skin, and into your blood, etc)

Wonder if there's anything else they're not telling us?
Secret cargo, perhaps?
39 posted on 09/15/2003 9:33:52 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: Jonah Hex
strawberry? With acidophilus?
40 posted on 09/15/2003 9:38:26 AM PDT by nuconvert
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