Friday, January 04, 2008

NASA and Google study meteor shower

In an innovative public-private partnership created by NASA's Ames Research Center and internet giant Google, Google moguls park their jets at NASA's Moffett Field, and NASA gets to make use of them for science missions. Yesterday a Google-owned Gulfstream V flew a ten-hour mission to higher latitudes to let NASA scientists observer the intense but relatively localized Quandrantid meteor shower.

Thanks to the always-helpful Kris Winkler for this item.

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