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The Universe in X-ray Light

When I stop and think about it, it never ceases to amaze me that radio waves, infrared light, which we experience as heat, x-rays and gamma-rays are all the same fundamental physical phenomenon – light, or electromagnetic radiation.    923 more words

2015

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy

Not to be confused with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Video Credit: NASA

Science

June 13 - New Planet and NuSTAR

Exoplanet Gliese 876d was discovered on June 13th 2005 by the California and Carnegie Planet Search.  It was found by using the radial velocity… 197 more words

Spaceflight

New solar portrait taken in high-energy x-rays

From a NuSTAR mission press release:

A mission designed to set its eyes on black holes and other objects far from our solar system turned its gaze back closer to home, capturing images of the Sun. 155 more words

03. Light And Telescopes: Extending Our Senses

NASA's NuSTAR Captures Possible 'Screams' From Zombie Stars

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the “howls” of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions. 120 more words

News

Nustar Application To increase Hazardous Substance Consent

Nustar have applied to increase their certificate for the  storage of hazardous substances at their site from from 17000 tonnes to 24064 tonnes.

This is to accommodate Hydrodec’s proposed re-refinery. 27 more words

Local Issues

Space telescopes measure speed and shape of ultra-fast quasar winds

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Press Release

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions — a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. 842 more words

Astronomy