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