In this photo, the Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Experiment (STARSHINE) leaves the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery near the completion of the almost 10 day STS-96 mission. STARSHINE is a satellite that resembles a high-tech disco ball covered by hundreds of quarter-sized mirrors that reflect sunlight to observers on the ground to help students study the effects of solar activity on the Earth's atmosphere. Students, worldwide, helped grind and polish up to 1,500 mirrors for the STARSHINE satellite as a part of the STARSHINE project. The mirrors improve the sunlight flash rate and make the satellite more visible at twilight as it orbits the Earth. The SPACEHAB, stowed Canadian built Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, and the shuttle's docking mechanism are all visible in the foreground.