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Fraser
2012-Nov-19, 05:20 PM
Caption: GOCE over ice. Credits: ESA – AOES Medialab Since March 2009, the European Space Agency (ESA) mission, Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been orbiting Earth. It carries highly sensitive instrumentation able to detect tiny variations in the pull of gravity across the surface of the planet, allowing it to map [...]

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publiusr
2012-Nov-19, 11:14 PM
Coolest satellite up there, save for Envisat (when it was working) and the old Pegasus line http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_%28satellite%29

Nice to see something that looks like a spaceship for a change, as opposed to dumpsters with washerboards.