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NASA's Chandra probe suddenly becomes an EX-ray space telescope (for now, anyway)

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"It's difficult to budget for replacements when the gubbermint keeps cutting said budget."

This is the trouble with buggerment budgeting. If you don't spend this year's budget next year's gets trimmed back to match. In this case it's probably "You're still using the old one so you don't need a new one.".

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