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05/27/2014 09:36 am ET Updated May 27, 2014

Local Space Enthusiasts Race To Reach Abandoned NASA Satellite

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Thirty-six years ago, NASA launched a disco-era satellite to study solar weather.

The spacecraft went on to discover how solar flares can disrupt communications on earth and also became the first satellite to chase down a comet, flying by Halley's comet in 1986 and confirming it's essentially a giant ball of ice.

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