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1 April: First look Scientists play practical joke on colleagues
|Not a small patch of Gaia's M3B mirror surface just before the start of decontamination campaign #4, but a frosty rain puddle in a cornfield near Heidelberg, Germany.|
On the occasion of April Fools' Day, this week's Gaia First Look Report contains a perfectly serious-looking Section 3.2, entitled "Direct imaging of the ice contaminant on Gaia's M3B mirror". Playing a practical joke on their colleagues, Gaia's First Look Scientists present a nonsensical procedural idea and experimental result, including an image depicting a frosty rain puddle in a cornfield near Heidelberg, Germany. To enjoy the hoax, click here.
credits: Gaia First Look Scientists
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