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Latest Five-Year Mission Of Discovery Stories

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2010-05-18 13:19:21

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) passed a major milestone on May 14, when it completed its post-launch check out and officially began its five-year science mission to study the sun. During a commissioning ceremony held in the SDO Mission Operations Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., mission engineers declared that the spacecraft has transitioned fully from engineering operations into science operations. All three of the instruments aboard have successfully passed...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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