It seems that in today's troubled times, not even the planets
can be counted on for stability... as over 2,500 astronomers are
presently meeting in Prague to come to a universal definition of
what qualifies as a planet. And that could spell trouble for the
smallest "planet" in Earth's solar system, Pluto.
Engineers at NASA have discovered a potentially serious problem
with the shuttle Atlantis, as it sits on the pad ahead of a planned
launch later this month. At issue are a series of bolts holding the
support box for a vital component called the KU-band antenna, to
the inside of the orbiter's payload bay.