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Rare data from a lost satellite

The Hitomi astronomical satellite observed gas motions in the Perseus galaxy cluster shortly before losing contact with Earth. Its findings are invaluable to studies of cluster physics and cosmology. See Letter p.117

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Figure 1: X-ray image of the Perseus cluster of galaxies taken by the Chandra observatory.

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Blanton, E. Rare data from a lost satellite. Nature 535, 40–41 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/535040a

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