Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ulysses bites the stardust

Ulysses bites the stardust

Credit: ESA

"Ulysses is the first spacecraft to survey the environment in space above and below the poles of the Sun in the four dimensions of space and time. Among many other ground-breaking results, the hugely successful mission showed that the Sun's magnetic field is carried into the Solar System in a more complicated manner than previously believed. "

After one year prolongation ESA and NASA have jointly decided to put Ulysses on 'monitor' mode only from June 30th 2009. Ulysses finally bites the stardust.

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