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NASA shows off NuSTAR’s complex mirror optics

NASA shows off NuSTAR’s complex mirror optics

NASA is showing off the highly complicated mirror optics of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array known as NuSTAR. That giant barrel shaped gold object is the humongous mirror optics array that will help NuSTAR to be able to see high-energy x-ray in greater detail than ever before. NASA is showing off the optics as the device is set ship out to launch pad in the Pacific Ocean on the Kwajalein Atoll.

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NASA captures Supernova star secrets on camera

NASA captures Supernova star secrets on camera

NASA has captured the first images of a star's supernova remains, having snapped the burst of radioactive material from the death hundreds of years ago of a star at least eight times larger our own sun. Images from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) show Cassiopeia A (Cas A), the remains of a huge star, that consists of a "dense stellar corpse" surrounded by the ejected remains. Light from the explosion itself first reached Earth hundreds of years back, NASA says.

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NASA Black Hole search begins today

NASA Black Hole search begins today

If you're a fan of finding gravity wells so strong that science fiction would have them create wormholes into other sides of the universe, NASA has a brand new project you'll find rather interesting. This week the folks at NASA have launched NuSTAR, an array otherwise known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, and it aims to fly through space seeking out the Black Hole itself. When it does find said bit of terrifying reality, NASA will study and report on not only this spacecraft's findings on the holes, but their ties to supernova explosions as well.

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