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After Two Long Careers, QuikSCAT Rings Down the Curtain

12 October 2018

Launched in June 1999 for an intended two-year mission, NASA's SeaWinds scatterometer instrument on the QuikSCAT spacecraft was turned off on 2 October in accordance with its end-of-mission plan.

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An outflow boundary - not a jellyfish - over Africa

This image on an outflow boundary over Africa was acquired on 27 September 2018, by the "day-night band" (DNB) on the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP. The DNB sensor detects dim light signals such as auroras, airglow, and city lights.

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