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GOES-R EXIS instrument ready for integration

The first of six instruments that will fly on GOES-R, NOAA's next-generation of geostationary operational environmental satellites, has been completed on schedule, seven months before its scheduled installation onto the spacecraft.

dateMay 02, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Three years of the Sun in three minutes

Since the Solar Dynamics Observatory opened its multi-spectral eyes in space about three years ago, we've posted numerous videos and images from the mission, showing incredible views of our dynamic Sun. Scott Wiessinger from ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented on Sunday.

dateApr 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Quiet Interlude in Solar Max

(Phys.org) —Something unexpected is happening on the Sun. 2013 was supposed to be the year of "solar maximum," the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers ...

dateMar 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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