|Apr22-07, 10:46 AM||#1|
"Universe" section of NASA
NASA Science Missions Directorate used to have a division they called "Astrophysics". According to Steinn's blog (Dynamics of Cats)
they renamed it the Universe division
Steinn also mentions appointment of a new director---Jon Morse
picture and short bio here:
The link gives a handy list of current and future "Universe" missions, with brief descriptions.
Personally I like the shift in nuance. I think it accords well with the way NASA missions connect to the public imagination. If you have a look at the Amazon physics bestseller list you'll see a remarkable number of books with the U-word in the title or its synonym cosmos. I also think the new name is more descriptive than the old---it accurately reflects what the listed current projects are investigating and measuring.
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