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New Horizons is Zooming Across the Solar System for July 2015 Rendezvous With Pluto


Today, we talk with Hal Weaver, the project scientists of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond.   The mission's spacecraft will travel five Billion kilometers for its rendezvous with the Pluto, its moons and a couple of Kuiper Belt Objects in about a year from now. Also… NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 was launched earlier this week and will monitor atmospheric carbon dioxide - the heat-trapping gas thought to be responsible for much of Earth's global warming. International public health officials have announced plans to eliminate TB in the more than 30 countries that already have low rates of infection.   In the scramble for a slice of the $200-Billion commercial satellite launch industry, India took another step this past week by launching satellites from four nations.   We'll hear about a new study that shows Malaria may make people smell more alluring to mosquitoes... something that researchers think just might increase the spread of this dreaded disease. Members of the public recently got a sneak preview of futuristic immersive media technologies that are being developed by film and game industry artists along with computer scientists at the University of Southern California's Mixed Reality Lab. Health ministers from across West Africa met in an emergency conference to discuss the regional outbreak of Ebola virus disease.  The highly infectious disease, according to the WHO has killed more than 400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These stories and more are coming up for you on VOA's science, health and technology magazine, "Science World."

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