Pamela’s Dark Matter Mission

Dark energy and dark matter; the cosmologists and physics brains are pretty sure the stuff is out there somewhere, but damned if they’ve actually found it yet. So, they’re sending Pamela to do it – Pamela being the ‘Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics’, a satellite launching from Baikonur this Thursday, June 15th. Is it just me, or are these satellite acronyms getting sillier and more tenuous over the years?