NASA’s NuSTAR telescope recently discovered an ultra-luminous X-ray source (shown in the pink area in the circle) inside the nearby galaxy M82. This newly-discovered X-ray source was found to be powered by an extremely luminous pulsar, which produces the energy equivalent of 10 million Suns. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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This is the first map of radioactivity in a supernova remnant, the blown-out bits and pieces of a massive star that exploded. The blue color shows radioactive material mapped in high-energy X-rays using NuSTAR. Heated, non-radioactive elements previously imaged by Chandra using low-energy X-rays are shown in red, yellow, and green. Image Credit/Caption: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CXC/SAO
The planned launch of an Orbital Pegasus XL rocket has been delayed a day due to range power issues. Photo Credit: Randy Beaudoin, VAFB / NASA
The launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket with NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) will have to wait a little longer. The launch is now [...]
Deployed from beneath the L-1011 aircraft, Pegasus-XL utilizes three solid-fuelled stages to deliver payloads weighing up to 980 pounds into low-Earth orbit. Wednesday’s flight will be the 42nd Pegasus mission since April 1990. Photo Credit: NASA / Orbital Sciences Corp.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is ready to boost its 42nd Pegasus air-launched rocket aloft on [...]
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WASHINGTON — NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton X-ray telescope.
This image of spiral galaxy IC 342, or Caldwell 5, incorporates data from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. High-energy X-ray data from NuSTAR have been translated to the color magenta and superimposed on a visible-light view, highlighting the galaxy and its star-studded arms. Photo Credit: NASA/NuSTAR
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Diagram shows NuSTAR in its 33 ft. long fully deployed configuration. The mast will be commanded up in about a week. Image Credit: NASA, JPL, CalTech
An exotic new space telescope with owl eyed X-ray vision is poised to see right through blocking gas and dust to reveal undiscovered black holes in the Milky [...]