A recent report confirmed that there has been an X-ray telescope being talked about which would be able to explore a lot more about black holes and other celestial bodies. The telescope in the name of Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, nicknamed NuStar blasted off a Pegasus XL rocket on Wednesday. It was done after the telescope was released from an aircraft which was flying at some 40,000feet over the Pacific Ocean south of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
It was told that as part of the two-year mission, the telescope would be looking out for more information about galaxies, supernova explosions and some other areas of space such as black holes. "There's a whole variety of phenomenon from very extreme neutron stars to remnants of old stellar explosions we haven't discovered yet”, said Fiona Harrison, with the California Institute of Technology, who spearheaded the research.
Furthermore, the telescope is told to have two sets of 133 concentric shells of mirrors which are developed from flexible glass. It has further been told that the telescope along with the Pegasus launcher was developed by Orbital Sciences Corp at the cost of some $180 million.
There are high expectations that a lot more would be able to know about the physics of supernova explosions in the time to come.
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