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SOHO Scientists See the Light After All

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Science  04 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5629, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5629.31b

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A prized spacecraft that has given solar physicists and space weather forecasters an unblinking eye on the sun for more than 7 years was threatening last month to leave its legion of fans groping in the dark. But as Science went to press, the partially jammed antenna on SOHO that had kept mission specialists working around the clock was still sending back data.