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The TRMM rainfall mission comes to an end after 17 years

09 April 2015

In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped TRMM's science operations and data collection on 8 April after the spacecraft depleted its fuel reserves.

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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field - the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field - and two lakes are pictured in this Landsat-8 image of Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, acquired on 28 February 2014.

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