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Fraser
2007-May-18, 07:12 PM
A key scientific instrument attached to the Gemini South observatory was damaged in late April when a malfunctioning heater raised its temperature to 200-degrees Celsius. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/05/18/sensitive-gemini-instrument-damaged/)

astropixie
2007-May-18, 09:20 PM
another complication for the repairs of GNIRS involves the shipping of new parts to chile. some companies require licenses to ship certain pieces out of the US and these can take up to 6 months to process!

Nick4
2007-Jun-07, 12:27 AM
200 degrees C. what is that in F. that must be hot...how the heck dost something do that.