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Bands of colorful airglow are visible above the limb of the Earth in this artist’s depiction of GOLD on the SES-14 satellite. (Courtesy NASA GSFC)

Images

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Instrument development

(Courtesy LASP/GOLD)

(Courtesy LASP/GOLD)

(Courtesy LASP/GOLD)

(Courtesy Airbus DS)

(Courtesy Airbus DS)

(Courtesy Airbus DS)

(Courtesy Airbus)

(Courtesy SES)

Launch

(Courtesy ESA/CNES/Arianespace)

(Courtesy ESA/CNES/Arianespace)

(Courtesy LASP/Rory Barrett)

(Courtesy Stan Solomon)

(Courtesy Arianespace)

(Courtesy Mark Lankton)

(Courtesy Stan Solomon)

(Courtesy Mark Lankton)

 

Videos

Shown here is an illustration of typical GOLD molecular nitrogen, Lyman-Birge-Hopfield (LBH) emission data from a single channel as the entrance slit of the GOLD imager sweeps across the northern hemisphere and then back across the southern hemisphere. On the left, LBH emission intensity is displayed on a logarithmic scale in the range from 10 – 104 brightness units. On the right is a display of LBH spectrum obtained during the observation. GOLD will scan the full disk of the Earth every 30 minutes. (Courtesy GOLD)