NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

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Aging kit kicks into safe mode, 65,000+ miles away

October is shaping up to be a lousy month for NASA. First, the Hubble space telescope went into hibernation. Then a Russian Soyuz rocket failed to get its astronauts and kit up to the orbiting International Space Station. And now the American agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory, tens of thousands of miles from Earth, is kaput – temporarily, we hope.…


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