Science • December 20, 2022
When a star wanders too close to a black hole, the intense gravity will stretch the star out until it becomes a long river of hot gas, as shown in this animation. The gas is then whipped around the black hole and is gradually pulled into orbit, forming a bright disk.
Science • October 17, 2018
This is the first full view of the quiet Sun with NASA's NuSTAR. This video highlights a variety of bright points and structures even though the Sun is nearing the minimum of its activity cycle, without any active regions or flares present. NuSTAR gives a unique view of the energetic processes that are present on the quiet Sun, helping to understand how the atmosphere of the Sun is heated.
Science • July 3, 2018
A new study using data from NASA's NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta Carinae, is accelerating particles to high energies -- some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays.