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  1. IASI measuring ozone pollution

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    December 30, 2008

    CNES’s IASI instrument on the MetOp-A satellite has enabled French scientists to retrace an ozone pollution episode from space. This kind of capability will help to improve air quality prediction models.

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  2. Herschel challenges old ideas on star formation

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    May 6, 2010

    After Planck last week, it is now the turn of Europe’s Herschel space observatory to deliver its share of surprises. The infrared telescope—in orbit for just a year—has called into question our traditional theories about how stars are formed.

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  3. First light from IASI

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    September 28, 2006

    After 3 weeks in decontamination, the IASI instrument was activated yesterday and is now in pre-operational mode. The first image and first atmospheric spectra obtained suggest the instrument is functioning correctly.

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  4. Planck first light survey reveals promising results

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    September 22, 2009

    The European infrared telescope has sent back its 1st images of the early Universe. Cosmologists and astrophysicists the world over are now looking forward to a treasure trove of data.

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