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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...
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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...
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GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to Space

On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted payload aboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite. GOLD will investigate the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth’s uppermost atmosphere — and is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload. Space is not...
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ICON & GOLD Teaming Up To Explore Earth’s Interface to Space

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignright" width="300"] Bright swaths of red and green, known as airglow, are visible in this visualization of Earth's limb with the SES-14 satellite and GOLD rising above it. Airglow occurs when gases in the upper atmosphere become charged by the Sun's radiation, emitting light. By...
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