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Glory!

Posted on the 28 February 2011 by Kovmil
Glory!NASA's Glory spacecraft is to launch Feb 23. atop an Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft carries instruments to measure aerosols in Earth's atmosphere and research their effects on the planet's climate. The spacecraft also will provide researchers with detailed information about the sun's interaction with the atmosphere.

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