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MILAGRO News

Hundreds of scientists from many countries are participating in the MILAGRO research campaign during the month of March 2006 in Mexico. We've been lucky to enlist the help of numerous researchers and teachers participating in the campaign, who will be sending news about research progress in the form of "Postcards from the Field", linked below. The five most recent postcards are given first, followed by links to lists of postcards sorted by submitter name or submission date. To find out more about the person submitting the postcard, click on their name to reach a brief biography that explains who they are and what they're doing on the campaign.

Recent Postcards

Peroxides Measured at the T1 Site from Judy Lloyd, March 29, 2006
What does Tecamac mean? from Oscar Peralta, March 24, 2006
Fire nearby T1 from Oscar Peralta, March 23, 2006
Pollutants on the Ground from David Greenberg, March 22, 2006
Map of Mexico City from Dara Salcedo, March 20, 2006

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