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GOLD Captures Its First Image of the Earth

[caption id="attachment_2780" align="alignright" width="239"] Shown here is the “first light” image of ultraviolet atomic oxygen emission (135.6 nm wavelength) from the Earth’s upper atmosphere captured by NASA’s GOLD instrument. It was taken at approximately 6 a.m. local time, near sunrise in eastern South America. The colors correspond to...
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GOLD Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space Weather

[caption id="attachment_2596" align="alignright" width="300"] Liftoff of the Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:20 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Courtesy Arianespace)[/caption] NASA’s first mission to provide unprecedented measurements of, and changes in, the temperature and composition of Earth’s upper atmosphere launched...
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GOLD Powers on for the First Time

[caption id="attachment_2289" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the GOLD science team gather with the instrument in a LASP clean room on December 1, 2016, just after the instrument went through its pre-ship review ahead of shipment to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. (Courtesy LASP)[/caption] The GOLD team powered on...
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