AcrimSat Stories

Monitoring Microorganisms

7 min read

Science in Space January 2024 Crew members on the International Space Station have a lot of company – millions of bacteria and other microbes. The human body contains 10 times more microbes than human cells, and bacteria and fungi grow…

Article5 months ago
Galaxy with golden center and barred swirling arms streaked with dark dust lanes.

Hubble Sees a Spiral in a Furnace

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This Hubble image is a snapshot of NGC 986 — a barred spiral galaxy discovered in 1828 by James Dunlop. This close-up view of the galaxy was captured by Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). NGC 986 is…

Article10 years ago

Sun sets for a NASA solar-monitoring spacecraft

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After 14 years of monitoring radiation from the sun, NASA's AcrimSat has lost contact with ground operations and its mission has been declared completed.

Article10 years ago