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Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of Space

The story of Hubble’s relationship with the South Atlantic Anomaly

18 September 2014

Above the Earth's atmosphere, along Hubble's path, is a 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!

This Hubblecast tells the story of what happens to Hubble in this hazardous region.

  • Directed by: Georgia Bladon 
  • Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
  • Written by: Georgia Bladon
  • Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
  • Images: NASAESA
  • Videos: NASAESA
  • Music: Johan B. Monell
  • Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
  • Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

Links

  • Hubblecast 77 can be downloaded in a range of formats including HD here.

Contacts

Georgia Bladon
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855
Cell: +44 7816291261
E-mail: gbladon@partner.eso.org

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Images

Illustration for Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space.
Illustration for Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space.

Videos

Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space
Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space
The South Atlantic Anomaly
The South Atlantic Anomaly
Hubble and the Earth
Hubble and the Earth
Hubble bombarded by high energy particles
Hubble bombarded by high energy particles