Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ulysses, ends a 17 year mission

After more than 17 years exploring the effects of solar activity, the Ulysses mission is now approaching its end. Ulysses, a ESA/NASA mission, was launched in October 1990. Its' mission was to explore the regions above and below the Sun’s poles - and study our star’s sphere of influence, or heliosphere. Originally designed for a lifetime of five years, the mission has surpassed all expectations. Scientists will be studying the reams of data Ulysses has returned for years to come.

Wikipedia info onUlysses

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