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Japanese Mission Stretches Limits of Interferometry

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Science  31 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5300, pp. 620
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5300.620

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TOKYO—A new Japanese satellite, scheduled for launch on 7 February, should give radio astronomers a much better look at black holes and other extremely energetic objects in the universe. A successful mission is also expected to boost the fortunes of one of the country's premier research institutes as it seeks a larger role in Japan's exploration of space.