Japan’s $273 Million Black Hole-Hunting Satellite Has Broken Up

Japan’s $273 Million Black Hole-Hunting Satellite Has Broken Up
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A satellite that was supposed to scrutinize some of the biggest secrets of the universe is nowhere to be found. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it has lost contact with its “Hitomi” satellite — a state-of-the-art X-ray observatory, developed in conjunction with NASA, to spy on energetic processes in space including black holes, massive galaxies, and exploding stars. The Japanese space agency announced on March 27 that they had lost contact with the observatory on March 26, just a little more than a month after it was launched (February 17). Members of the US Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), a military organization that identifies and tracks space debris near …

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