XRISM Stories

NASA, JAXA XRISM Spots Iron Fingerprints in Nearby Active Galaxy

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After starting science operations in February, Japan-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) studied the monster black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 4151. “XRISM’s Resolve instrument captured a detailed spectrum of the area around the black hole,” said…

Article3 months ago
Close-up view of Resolve’s detector

NASA/JAXA’s XRISM Mission Captures Unmatched Data With Just 36 Pixels

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At a time when phone cameras are capable of taking snapshots with millions of pixels, an instrument on the Japan-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) satellite captures revolutionary science with just 36 of them. “That may sound impossible, but…

Article3 months ago
This image shows an X-ray snapshot of galaxy cluster Abell 2319 on an optical background

NASA/JAXA XRISM Mission Reveals Its First Look at X-ray Cosmos

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The Japan-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) observatory has released a first look at the unprecedented data it will collect when science operations begin later this year. The satellite’s science team released a snapshot of a cluster of hundreds…

Article7 months ago
Alt tag: An octagonal shaped disc composed of copper-colored, gold-colored and silver- colored parts with 6 green circuit chip panels. The disc is mounted on a round silver metal disc.

New X-ray Detectors to Provide Unprecedented Vision of the Invisible Universe

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PROJECT: Advanced Magnetic Microcalorimeter development SNAPSHOT: A new class of X-ray detector with unprecedented energy resolution and array size could help transform our understanding of the cosmos through unparalleled vision into the otherwise invisible universe. Very detailed information is now…

Article11 months ago

JAXA, NASA XRISM Mission Ready for Liftoff

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Editor’s Note, Sept. 6, 2023: XRISM launched successfully on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at 7:42 p.m. EDT (Thursday, Sept. 7, 8:42 a.m. in Japan). The spacecraft separated from the rocket at 7:56 p.m. EDT. Editor’s Note, Sept. 4, 2023: The launch date for XRISM…

Article11 months ago

XRISM Mission Ready To Explore Universe’s Hottest Locales

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Japan’s XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”) observatory, expected to launch Aug. 25 (Aug. 26 Japan local time), will provide an unprecedented view into some of the hottest places in the universe. And it will do so using…

Article12 months ago

XRISM Mission To Study ‘Rainbow’ of X-rays

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A new satellite called XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”) aims to pry apart high-energy light into the equivalent of an X-ray rainbow. The mission, led by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), will do this using an instrument…

Article1 year ago