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CATS Eye View Of Pollution, Aerosols And Clouds
2013-07-24 13:43:00

NASA Quick looks by a special CATS-eye attached to the International Space Station will help scientists catalog and track particles in Earth's atmosphere and act as a pathfinder for a new satellite planned for 2021. "We're going to do operational Earth science that's new, looking at aerosols, pollution and clouds and real-time inputs to global climate models," said Matthew McGill, principal investigator for the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center...


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2012-05-12 09:20:55

Discovery was launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 9, 1994 at 6:22 PM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on September 20 at 5:12 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 176 times at an altitude of 140 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 57 seconds. This mission marked first flight of Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) and first untethered U.S. extravehicular activity (EVA) in 10 years. LITE...

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2012-05-12 08:56:08

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 8, 1993 at 1:29 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 17 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 148 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.9 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes, and 24 seconds. The primary payload of the flight was the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-2 (ATLAS-2), designed to collect data on relationship between sun's energy...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'