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NASA Decommissions Aging X-ray Mission
January 11, 2012
HOUSTON — NASA’s Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) was decommissioned this month, following a productive 16-year mission focused on the workings of black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. The spacecraft’s final transmissions were logged by the Goddard Space Flight Center on Jan. 4. The 7,000...
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