NASA is poised next week to launch five spacecraft atop the same Delta rocket on a complex flight using small spacecraft. The $180-million mission designed to unravel secrets of Earth's aurora has extensive Canadian involvement. The mission is to settle dueling theories, so it is named "Themis" after the blindfolded Goddess of Justice. It also involves instrument stations positioned in 10 rural U.S. schools and a teacher's guide distributed nationwide by NASA to benefit math and science ...

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