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Photos: Europe's GOCE Gravity-Mapping Satellite in Pictures

GOCE in Orbit

ESA/AOES Medialab

The sleek aerodynamic design of GOCE sets it apart from most other satellites. The unique 16 foot (five meters) long satellite had none of the usual moving parts. The whole satellite is a single composite gravity-measuring device.

Japan Tohoku Earthquake Felt by GOCE

ESA/IRAP/CNES/TU Delft/HTG/Planetary Visions

Japan's Tohoku earthquake in 2011 was felt by the GOCE satellite.

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