back to article Pegasus rocket lofts NuSTAR X-ray telescope into orbit

NASA has confirmed the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-Ray telescope has successfully made it into orbit after an airborne launch over the Pacific Ocean. NuSTAR was launched at 9am Pacific Time in a Pegasus rocket slung under a L-1011 “Stargazer” aircraft flying at 39,000 feet above the Kwajalein Atoll in the …


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  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    "X-Ray emissions from near the heart of black holes"

    Of course that would be "from the accretion disks near the surface of black holes", as their heart is inaccessible.

  2. simon 43

    no strings attached

    Pah, no 'flying truss'??? Better get someone from el Reg Special Projects to go and have a word - they've obviously got a lot to learn!

    1. Elmer Phud

      Re: no strings attached

      More like the El Reg team needs to drop a few kilos and train up to do their research on the ISS instead.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    > "NASA said it was hoping for a new supernova nearby"

    Not too nearby hopefuly!

    1. Armando 123

      Nearby supernova

      No kidding; a nearby supernova would be exciting and interesting, but so is a war ...

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