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ARTEMIS Orbits Magnetic Moon

Launched in 2007, NASA's five THEMIS spacecraft have now successfully completed their 2 year mission to determine the cause of geomagnetic substorms. Because they are continuing to work perfectly, NASA is re-directing the outermost two spacecraft to special orbits at and around the Moon. This new mission, which is called ARTEMIS, uses some very complex maneuvers over two years (2009-2010) to get both spacecraft into position.

As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes in and out of the Earth's magnetic field and the million-mile per hour stream of particles emitted by the Sun known as the solar wind. While in these regions, the two ARTEMIS spacecraft will seek evidence for turbulence, particle acceleration, and magnetic reconnection, three fundamental phenomena that control the nature of the solar wind's interaction with the Earth's magnetosphere. Employing their full complement of instruments and unique two-point vantage points, the spacecraft will study the vacuum the Moon carves out in the solar wind, and the processes that eventually fill this lunar wake. Nearer the Moon, they will observe the effects of surface electric fields, ions sputtered off the lunar surface, and determine the internal structure of the Moon from transient variations in its magnetic field induced by external changes.

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ARTEMIS visualization with narration and music.    ARTEMIS visualization with narration and music.

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Duration: 3.2 minutes
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ARTEMIS visualization with music only, no narration.    ARTEMIS visualization with music only, no narration.
Duration: 3.2 minutes
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  960x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   113 MB
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  1280x720 (30 fps) QT         94 MB
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Longer version of visualization with music.    Longer version of visualization with music.
Duration: 3.4 minutes
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This visualization shows one segment of ARTEMIS orbital paths set to music.  In this version, the satellite trails are are constructed in a lunar-centric inertial coordinate system so the trails reveal the motion of the satellites relative to the Lagrange points in INERTIAL space (fixed with the distant stars). For the complete, unedited visualization and frames click here    This visualization shows one segment of ARTEMIS orbital paths set to music. In this version, the satellite trails are are constructed in a lunar-centric inertial coordinate system so the trails reveal the motion of the satellites relative to the Lagrange points in INERTIAL space (fixed with the distant stars).

For the complete, unedited visualization and frames click here
Duration: 1.5 minutes
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This visualization shows one segment of ARTEMIS orbital paths set to music.  In this version, the satellite trails are are constructed in a lunar-centric inertial coordinate system so the trails reveal the motion of the satellites relative to the Lagrange points in INERTIAL space (fixed with the distant stars).  This view stays above the satellites. For the complete, unedited visualization and frames click here    This visualization shows one segment of ARTEMIS orbital paths set to music. In this version, the satellite trails are are constructed in a lunar-centric inertial coordinate system so the trails reveal the motion of the satellites relative to the Lagrange points in INERTIAL space (fixed with the distant stars). This view stays above the satellites.

For the complete, unedited visualization and frames click here
Duration: 1.4 minutes
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  1280x720 (59.94 fps) QT         1 GB
  1280x720 (30 fps) QT         46 MB
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  1280x720 (29.97 fps) WMV         45 MB
  640x360 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   16 MB
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   28 MB
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  320x180 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   7 MB
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10636
Animation Number:10636
Completed:2010-08-27
Animator:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
Video Editor:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Narrator:Swarupa Nune (Vantage)
Producer:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Scientists:Vassilis Angelopoulos (University of California, Berkeley)
 David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC)
Writer:Scott Wiessinger (UMBC)
Series:Narrated Movies
 Goddard Shorts
Goddard TV Tape:G2010-110 -- ARTEMIS visualization with narration
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
SVS >> Magnetosphere
SVS >> Moon
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> THEMIS
SVS >> ARTEMIS
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
 
 


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