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This file photo shows examples of three-unit (3U) CubeSats. At about a foot in length and four inches wide, these are similar in design to IceCube and the five selected heliophysics CubeSats. (NASA)

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Typically found at heights greater than 20,000 feet, cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals, which IceCube will measure as the Science Mission Directorate’s first Earth-1 CubeSat mission. (NOAA Photo Library)

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