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  • The Sculptor galaxy is seen in a new light, in this composite image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Southern Observatory in Chile

    Black Hole Naps Amidst Stellar Chaos

    06.11.13 - NASA's NuSTAR space telescope has found evidence of a slumbering massive black hole in a galaxy bursting with new stars.

  • Artist's concept of a black hole

    NASA's NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

    02.27.13 - Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NASA Hosts Media Telecon About Black Hole Studies

    02.25.13 - NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    Good Progress With NuSTAR Science Goals

    02.21.13 - Since launch in June 2012, the NuSTAR science team is making good progress toward achieving its primary science goals.

  • Spiral galaxy IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5

    NASA's NuSTAR Catches Black Holes in Galaxy Web

    01.07.13 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, set its X-ray eyes on a spiral galaxy and caught the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    Pointing the Telescope and Probing the X-ray Sky

    11.20.12 - The first three months of science, or "Phase E," operations have been a busy time for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.

  • First look at Milky Way's Monster in High-Energy X-ray Light

    NASA's NuSTAR Spots Flare From Milky Way's Black Hole

    10.23.12 - NASA's newest set of X-ray eyes in the sky, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), has caught its first look at the giant black hole parked at the center of our galaxy.

  • Artist's concept of NuSTAR celebrating one hundred days in orbit

    NuSTAR Celebrates First 100 Days

    09.20.12 - Tomorrow, Sept. 21, 2012, will mark 100 days since NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, launched into space from the L-1011 "Stargazer" aircraft.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NuSTAR Mission Status Report

    07.27.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) passed its Post-Launch Assessment Review at JPL this week, clearing the way for the mission to enter into its science operations phase in the next month.

  • NuSTAR's first view of High-Energy X-ray Universe

    Space Telescope Opens Its X-Ray Eyes

    06.28.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has snapped its first test images of the sizzling high-energy X-ray universe.

  • Artist's concept showing NASA's NuSTAR mission orbiting Earth

    NuSTAR Mission Status Report

    06.27.12 - After deploying its mast, the NuSTAR observatory began a series of checkout procedures.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NuSTAR Observatory Unfurls its Unique Mast

    06.21.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has successfully deployed its lengthy mast, giving it the ability to see the highest energy X-rays in our universe.

  • NuSTAR and its rocket drop

    NASA's NuSTAR Mission Lifts Off

    06.13.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched this morning over the central Pacific, beginning its mission to study black holes and other exotic objects.

  • Orbital Science Corporation's

    NuSTAR to Drop From Plane and Rocket Into Space

    06.11.12 - NASA's NuSTAR mission is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean on June 13 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

  • NuSTAR lands at Kwajalein Atoll

    NuSTAR Arrives at Island Launch Site

    06.07.12 - NASA's NuSTAR mission is now at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, awaiting its June 13 airborne launch.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NASA to Host News Teleconference About NuSTAR Launch

    06.06.12 - NASA will host a news teleconference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) June 11 to discuss the upcoming launch of its Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) observatory, scheduled for no earlier than 8:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. EDT) June 13.

  • NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

    NuSTAR to Open X-ray Eyes on Universe

    06.05.12 - The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array is to focus its instruments on the high-energy universe.

  • Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket with the NuSTAR spacecraft

    NuSTAR Strapped to its Plane

    06.04.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is strapped to the bottom of the plane that will carry it to launch on June 13.

  • NuSTAR's Russian doll-like mirrors

    NASA Preparing to Launch its Newest X-Ray Eyes

    05.30.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is being prepared for the final journey to its launch pad on Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NASA to Hold News Conference About NuSTAR Launch

    05.24.12 - NASA will hold a news conference on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) to discuss the upcoming launch of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), a mission to hunt for black holes.