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awr buh ter

  • n  man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

  • THE CASSINI ORBITER: AN OVERVIEW NASA A complete and in-depth site about the Cassini orbiter and Huygens probe.
  • The orbiter's camera will zoom in up to three times closer than the one-meter-resolution imaging from the 1970s (which was roughly as close as you can get to your backyard today .
  • Either Scobee or Smith could fire bolts that would release the orbiter from its external fuel tank and two booster rockets.
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  • Odd Martian Thermal Rhythm
    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice. "We see a temperature maximum in the middle of the day, but we also see a temperature maximum a little after midnight," said Armin Kleinboehl of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who is the lead author of a new ...
    June 13, 2013 - Environmental News Network
  • Mars water-ice clouds hold key to odd thermal rhythm
    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice. read more        
    June 13, 2013 - TG Daily
  • Mars water-ice clouds are key to odd thermal rhythm
    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily

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