XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)

This illustration shows NASA's XRISM spacecraft in shades of blue. A multi-sided cylindrical body has solar array "wings" on either side and a smaller, rounded cylindrical front with small pieces of the instrument at the very front.
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
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An illustration of JAXA's XRISM spacecraft. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

NASA is partnering with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency on XRISM to study celestial objects that emit X-rays. The mission investigates big, cosmic questions like how the largest structures in the universe came to be, what happens to matter under extreme gravitational force, and how high-energy particle jets work.

Launched: September 6, 2023