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NASA to launch new x-ray telescope designed to unravel mysteries of black holes


NASA to launch new x-ray telescope designed to unravel mysteries of black holes We're about to get a new perspective on some of the most extreme objects in the universe. In the early morning hours of December 9, NASA will launch its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission, or IXPE, to measure X-rays released by black holes and neutron stars. The satellite is scheduled to launch around 1 a.m. ET Thursday morning aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Live coverage of the launch will be available on NASA TV and the agency's website.   More



(Source: CNN - Dec 9)

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