- Reporter's Notebook #1: Galileo to Dive into Jupiter, Ending 24-Year Space Odyssey
But scientists are about to let one of the most successful spacecrafts in the history of space exploration descend into the gaseous atmosphere of the planet Jupiter and burn up-on purpose. The Galileo spacecraft has been sending back pictures from outer space for 14 years. Planetary scientist Claudia Alexander, NASA project manager for the Galileo mission, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook #2: Full Ninth Circuit to Weigh Delaying California Recall
On Monday, a three-judge appeals court panel delayed California-s October 7 recall to avoid forcing voters in six counties to use outdated punch-card machines. This morning, a majority of the larger court agreed to reconsider the ruling, which means that the election might yet occur on schedule. Elizabeth Garrett, director of the USC-CalTech Center on the Study of Law and Politics, has the details of today-s ruling. Mark Barabak of the Los Angeles Times considers how it will affect the candidates running to replace Governor Davis.
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