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Space Shuttle Flies Solar Instrument Developed At NCAR

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October 29, 1998
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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
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The space shuttle Discovery, scheduled for takeoff Thursday, October 29, is carrying a white light coronograph (WLC), an instrument for studying the sun's corona, developed at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. With the WLC, researchers have a tool to determine densities of the corona.

BOULDER--The space shuttle Discovery, scheduled for takeoff Thursday, October 29, is carrying a white light coronograph (WLC), an instrument for studying the sun's corona, developed at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The WLC is on board the Spartan 201-05, a small satellite laboratory that will be launched from Discovery and then retrieved later during the shuttle mission. The WLC and a companion instrument, an ultraviolet coronal spectrometer (UVCS) developed at Harvard University, will allow researchers to investigate the solar corona and the solar wind. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "Space Shuttle Flies Solar Instrument Developed At NCAR." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 October 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981028135841.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (1998, October 29). Space Shuttle Flies Solar Instrument Developed At NCAR. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981028135841.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "Space Shuttle Flies Solar Instrument Developed At NCAR." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981028135841.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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