NASA's Geotail mission signs off after 30 years
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The Geotail mission, a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has officially come to an end after 30 years. Among its varied accomplishments, the Geotail dataset, along with ground-based observations, shed light on the location and mechanisms of the formation of auroras. What led to the termination of the mission was the failure of the spacecraft's only-operating data recorder.