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First light for MAVEN (w/ Video)

After 10-month voyage across more than 400 million miles of empty space, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reached Mars on Sept. 21st 2014. Less than 8 hours later, the data started to flow.

Oct 13, 2014
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ESA SWARMing Earth's magnetic field

ESA's three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher this afternoon. For four years, it will monitor Earth's magnetic field, from the depth of our planet's ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Discovery of Saturn's auroral heartbeat

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by Dr Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn’s aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn’s ...

Aug 04, 2010
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