Chemistry and the Universe Chemistry, the study of the intricate dances and bondings of low-energy electrons to form the molecules that make up the world we live in, may seem far removed from the thermonuclear heat in the interiors of stars and the awesome power of supernovas. Yet, there is a fundamental connection between them. To illustrate this connection, the familiar periodic table of elements—found in virtually every chemistry class—has been adapted to show how astronomers see the chemical Universe. What leaps out of this table is that the simplest elements, hydrogen and helium, are far and away the most abundant.
By Babu G. Ranganathan NASA will do anything for money. Recently NASA claimed aliens exist and that there is now proof from a meteorite containing fossils of bacteria.
US to launch secret 'space warplane' An artist's conception of the X-37B The United States Air Force has announced that it will launch a secret space plane that has sparked speculation about the militarization of space. The Pentagon has set April 21 as the date for the launch of the robotic space plane known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), which is a reusable unmanned plane capable of long outer space missions at low orbits.
June 25, 2002 Michael Mewhinney NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Phone: 650/604-3937 or 650/604-9000