Citizen Scientists Take Command Of Decades-Old NASA Probe

May 30, 2014 6:03 AM

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Citizen Scientists Take Command Of Decades-Old NASA Probe

The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has announced that it has achieved two-way communication with the ISEE-3, which was originally launched by NASA in 1978.

The probe was originally launched in 1978 with a goal of studying the solar winds that flow near the Earth. It completed that mission in 1981. Since it was still operational, it was then directed to observe two comets. It’s spent the past 30 years orbiting the sun and is now on its way back to Earth...

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