NASA Puts Its ‘Galaxy Hunter’ Out To Pasture

18s8vrldaizg2jpgAt 15:09 ET yesterday, NASA sent a signal to decommission the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after ten years of tireless work shooting the galaxy in lower Earth orbit. NASA says GALEX will float around for another 65 years before it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere and essentially self-destructs. It appears as though funding issues are behind […]

from Gizmodo UK http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/06/nasa-puts-its-galaxy-hunter-out-to-pasture/

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