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Fraser
2005-Oct-13, 08:31 PM
SUMMARY: A solar flare has struck Nozomi, Japan's first probe to Mars, cutting off its communications with Earth. Japanese scientists believe that the spacecraft can repair the damage within 6-months, hopefully before it arrives at the Red Planet in December 2003. The solar flare happened over a month ago, but the damage to the spacecraft was only recently admitted to the public. Nozomi will study Mars' upper atmosphere and magnetic field.

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