Tuesday, January 8, 2008


The Russians have joined with the European Space Program to help launch a mission looking for life on Jupiter's moon Europa. Like the advancement of Nazi Germany, the icy moon has inspired the two regions to put aside their differences and work together toward a common goal. The Russian plan is to land a craft in one of the fissures in Europa's ice sheets, melt some of the ice below it, and analyze those samples for life. While exciting, nothing in this plan convinces me that they'll be able to find and subsequently destroy that damned white whale that took my leg. More details here.

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