NASA decided last month to permanently shut down the craft's two cameras, a visible-light detector, and a near-infrared mapping spectrometer.
What does NIMS stand for?
NIMS stands for Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (Galileo mission)
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- NASA Interface Monitoring System
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- National Infant Mortality Survey
- National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)
- National Inventory Management Strategy
- Nationwide Improved Mail Service
- NATO Integrated Military Structure
- Navoceano Inventory Management System
- Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences (India)
- Network Information Management System (Sprint)
- Nissan Integrated Manufacturing System
- Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (India)
- Non-Indigenous Marine Species
- Novell Internet Messaging System
- Nuclear Instrumentation Modular System (NASA)
- National Incident Management System Support Center (US DHS)
- National Incident Management System Supporting Technology Evaluation Program (US DHS)
- National Incident Management System/Incident Command System
- National Incident Management System Network (US FEMA)
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Also not working correctly is the near-infrared mapping spectrometer, which analyzes light to determine the makeup of planets.
Fanale, base their findings on data gathered by Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer during several passes by Europa.
Data from Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer indicate that the moon, like Ida, has a high proportion of silicates.
O'Neil notes that researchers think the patch is real because two instruments aboard Galileo, the solid-state imaging camera and the near-infrared mapping spectrometer, both indicate the same feature.
Thus, the temperatures measured by Galileo's Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) indicate the altitude of different parts of the planet's surface.
Carlson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who leads studies with Galileo's near-infrared mapping spectrometer, says the low-resolution data he received hint at compositional differences between the asteroid's northern and southern hemispheres.