Image of FUSE taken by a camera aboard the Delta II rocket. This is the first of its kind.
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NASA Launches Satellite to Study Big Bang
News story originally written on June 28, 1999
NASA launched a new satellite called the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). It will help scientists study the Big Bang by looking at light coming from objects far away. This will allow scientists to look at the universe when it was really young.
FUSE will also study the formation of stars and our own galaxy, the Milky Way. A really neat picture was taken while the satellite was leaving the rocket. Take a look!
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