Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

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A spacecraft, pictured against a black background of space, consisting of two modules at either end of a long metal latticework scaffold running horizontally across the frame. On the left module, a single solar panel extends upward, shining white and bright blue in sunlight. The right-side module is more bulky, and looks like a fist wrapped in aluminum foil.

Studying the universe in high-energy X-rays to better understand the dynamics of black holes, exploding stars, and the most extreme active galaxies, this telescope was first to measure precisely the spin of a black hole, and contributed to the first-ever picture of a black hole.


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June 13, 2012




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