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Monday, December 27, 2010

Sun-grazing spacecraft carries out slewing maneuver for the first time

Sun-gazing spacecraft carries out never-before-tried slewing maneuver

The fastest path between Point A and Point B is a straight line. Not so fast, says a team of scientists and engineers who recently disproved this commonly accepted notion using a NASA satellite that had not moved more than 15 degrees during its 12-year mission studying the Sun.



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