martin kornmesser

martin kornmesser

Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space

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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! Credit: Directed by: Georgia Bladon. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser. Written by: Georgia Bladon. Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa. Images:NASA, ESA. Videos:NASA, ESA. Music: Johan B. Monell (http://www.johanmonell.com/). Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.