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Frame from WMAP Flight Path by the Moon (top)
Frame from WMAP flyby of the Moon (bottom)
WMAP Moon FlyBy

WMAP uses the moon to get a gravity assisted boost on to the L2 point. This saves a lot of fuel that can be used later to extend WMAP's operational life.

This animation shows the flight path around the Moon.

Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team

Duration: 30.0 seconds

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  • Page Updated: Friday, 04-16-2010
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