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Fraser
2010-Aug-11, 03:40 PM
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is losing its cool. The spacecraft is running out of the frozen coolant needed to keep its heat-sensitive instrument chilled, and will only be in operation for 2-3 more months. While the spacecraft was designed to be rather short-lived 7 to 10 months — it still is [...]

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