"Universe" section of NASA http://science.hq.nasa.gov/missions/universe.html 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 http://scienceblogs.com/catdynamics/2007/04/nasa_we_hear_that.php Steinn also mentions appointment of a new director---Jon Morse picture and short bio here: http://heritage.stsci.edu/2006/35/bio/bio_primary.html 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. Any comments?