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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
News Release • November 13, 2014
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. If confirmed, this would be the first time that scientists have traced neutrinos back to a black hole. The evidence for this came from three NASA satellites that observe in X-ray light: the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Swift gamma-ray mission, and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.
News Release • October 8, 2014
Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar - a dense stellar remnant left over from a supernova explosion - ever recorded. The discovery was made with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
News Release • August 12, 2014
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days.
News Release • May 22, 2014
The 2014 NASA astrophysics division senior review panel has ranked NuSTAR second among the nine operating missions that were considered for extended operations. NASA has responded to the independent panels recommendations by approving continued operations through 2016 including the implementation of a Guest Observer Program that will begin in 2015. Details about the program will be available this summer.
News Release • February 27, 2013
Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.
News Release • February 25, 2013
NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PST, Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope.
News Release • June 11, 2012
The observatory, which will hunt for black holes and other exotic objects using specialized X-ray eyes, will be launched from a Pegasus XL rocket carried by an Orbital Science Corporation L-1011 "Stargazer" plane.