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Second Failure Cripples Suzaku Satellite

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Science  19 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5738, pp. 1167
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5738.1167a

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TOKYO-- The primary instrument aboard Suzaku, a joint U.S.-Japanese satellite looking into stellar evolution and black holes, has failed. It's a crushing blow for astronomers, who suffered the loss of the satellite's predecessor in 2000 shortly after launch.