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Model of the MOST microsatellite

The MOST microsatellite (MOST stands for "Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars") is a space telescope that takes precise measurements of variations in intensity in the brightness of stars. Its data help scientists probe the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System, and determine the age of certain stars and, from this information, the age of the universe. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Photo taken on September 28, 2005

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