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Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit

(Phys.org)—Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.   This demonstrates that Metop-B, launched on 17 September, is performing ...

dateOct 01, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Where is Mars's moon Deimos?

(Phys.org)—Despite more than a century of observations, the orbit of the Martian moon Deimos is still not known to a high degree of accuracy, but a new study using images taken by ESA's Mars Express orbiter has provided ...

dateSep 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A Martian eclipse, captured by Curiosity

Yes, Mars gets eclipses too! This brief animation, made from ten raw subframe images acquired with Curiosity's Mastcam on September 13—the 37th Sol of the mission—show the silhouette of Mars' moon Phobos as it slipped ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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