NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-Rays

NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-Rays
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Space telescope turn its gaze from the edges of the universe toward our own sun. X-ray instrument is ideal for uncovering mysteries of our star, scientists say.
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A space telescope named NuSTAR, designed to gaze into the farthest realms of the universe, has turned its eye on our own sun to capture a dramatic image of it pouring out high-energy X-rays.

Although designed and launched into space in 2012 to study black holes and cosmic objects at great distances from our own solar system, researchers have long considered its sensitive instruments as ideal candidates to study our sun.

One of those scientists is David Smith, solar physicist and member of the NuSTAR mission team at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“NuSTAR will give us a unique look at the Sun, from the deepest to the highest parts of its atmosphere,” he says.

Smith got in touch with the principal investigator of the mission, Fiona Harrison at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.

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ESA Time-Lapse Video Captures Six Months Of Space In Six Minutes From ‘Blue …
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Ever wonder what it would be like to watch a time-lapse video of space while listening to trippy music? Now you can find out. An astounding video released by the European Space Agency this week compiled 12,500 photographs from the International Space Station for viewing in just six minutes.

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was serving as a flight engineer during a six-month-long expedition on the space station when he captured these striking images, encompassing lightning, sunrises, auroras and cities at nighttime, according to an ESA press release. “Seen from a distance, our planet is just a blue dot, a fragile spaceship for humankind,” Gerst said in a statement this year. “We need to understand the universe we live in to protect our home.”

Gerst, a German native, returned to Earth from the so-called

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