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Hubblecast HD

ESA/Hubble

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 53
Science & Medicine 181

The latest news about astronomy, space and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope presented in High Definition is only for devices that play High Definition video (not iPhone or iPod). To watch the Hubblecast on your iPod and/or iPhone, please download the Standard Definition version also available on iTunes.

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Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space

September 18th, 2014

Episode 25 of 47 episodes

This Hubblecast tells the story of what happens to Hubble in the mysterious region known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. When satellites pass through this area they are bombarded with swarms of intensely high energy particles. This can produce "glitches" in astronomical data, malfunctioning of on-board electronics, and has even shut down unprepared spacecraft for weeks!

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