It seems propitious that the New Horizons probe is about to head for Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. This discovery gives even more importance to this last, great journey of discovery in the Solar System.
In military news, the attack submarine USS Buffalo will be homeported on Guam, replacing the crippled USS San Francisco. Folks will remember that the San Francisco rammed into an undersea mountain earlier this year, killing one crew member, injuring dozens and heavily damaged the submarine.
The Buffalo will relocate from Pearl Harbor in September 2006.