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NASA: The NuStar telescope was launched today

Artist’s concept of NuSTAR in orbit. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, NuSTAR, will launch on a Pegasus rocket into Earth orbit where it will detect high-energy X-rays to uncover hidden black holes, exploded stars and other features of the universe.

Scientists explain how NASA’s newest mission of exploration will gather important data about one of the Universe’s most interesting and perplexing phenomena.

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