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12.24.14
The Big Picture: NuSTAR telescope shows the sun blasting out X-rays
12.24.14

The Big Picture: NuSTAR telescope shows the sun blasting out X-rays

Pop quiz, hotshot: What do you get when you heat gas above 3 million degrees Celsius? High-energy...

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10.09.14
Astronomers accidentally discovered the brightest pulsar on record
10.09.14

Astronomers accidentally discovered the brightest pulsar on record

Remember NuSTAR, the specialized space telescope NASA designed specifically to study black holes?...

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06.29.12
Crowd-funded group building asteroid-mapping telescope, saving Earth (video)
06.29.12

Crowd-funded group building asteroid-mapping telescope, saving Earth (video)

Just when you're numbing to robot, zombie and nuclear apocalypse scenarios, some old-fashioned ast...

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06.13.12
NASA's black hole-hunting NuSTAR mission launched today
06.13.12

NASA's black hole-hunting NuSTAR mission launched today

The black hole-hunting telescope NASA announced last month launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the ce...

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05.31.12
NASA preps black hole-hunting space telescope for launch next month
05.31.12

NASA preps black hole-hunting space telescope for launch next month

Scientists will soon have a new tool at their disposal in their search for black holes and a great...

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