With their latest interplanetary mission on its way and the Bush Mars/Moon plan on the table, European space leaders are preparing a full rethink of their approach to solar system exploration. Visibly elated by the error-free launch of the Rosetta cometary probe last week, European Space Agency director general Jean-Jacques Dordain said planners would take a fresh look at the agency's nascent Aurora exploration program, still in the definition stage, to see how it could mesh with the ...

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