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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Image - NASAs New Horizons Plans July 7 Return to Normal Science Operations

NASA's New Horizons Plans July 7 Return to Normal Science Op...

NASA’s New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. The investigation into the anomaly that caused New Horizons to enter “safe mode” on July 4 has concluded that no hardware or software fault occurred on the spacecraft. The underlying cause of the incident...
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Image - Counting Stars With Gaia

Counting Stars With Gaia

This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA's Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusual way. As Gaia scans the sky to measure positions and velocities of a billion stars with unprecedented accuracy, for some...
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