Why don't we move on to the particle counter . This is located on the end of a boom protruding out from the satellite. This is a fairly easy concept to grasp. As the electrons flow by the counter, they are counted, and the information is sent along with the other data collected back to earth. The boom's only purpose is to keep the counter away from the satellite so it won't be disturbed.

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