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Top Image from WMAP Flyby at L2 animation: Solar shield protecting WMAP from the Sun

Middle Image from WMAP Flyby at L2 animation: WMAP Spacecraft close up

Bottom Image from WMAP Flyby at L2 animation: Solar shield protecting WMAP from the Sun
WMAP Fly-By at L2

WMAP orbits around the L2 Lagrange point, one million miles beyond Earth. The sun shield/solar panels always protect it from the radiation generated by the Sun.

This animation is a slow pan of the spinning spacecarft as the camera travels by.

Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team

Duration: 30.0 seconds

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