Distances Driven on Other Worlds
NASA’s ATREX rockets as seen from Seaside Park, NJ early this morning. The five rockets, launched one minute apart from Virginia, released chemical tracers to study the atmosphere. They were visible all along the East Coast for about 20 minutes.
Today is the last day the United States is going to send people into space for the foreseeable future… How come we can’t have nice things anymore?
In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding?
In this paragraph I will state the main claim that the research makes, making appropriate use of “scare quotes” to ensure that it’s clear that I have no opinion about this research whatsoever.
In this paragraph I will briefly (because no paragraph should be more than one line) state which existing scientific ideas this new research “challenges”.
If the research is about a potential cure, or a solution to a problem, this paragraph will describe how it will raise hopes for a group of sufferers or victims.
read the rest via guardian.co.uk
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