back to article NASA and Japan's X-ray satellite space 'scope sends first snaps of distant galaxies

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Monday that the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) – its joint mission with NASA – has transitioned into nominal operations. XRISM is a space telescope that uses X-rays to investigate distant stars. While XRISM is not as sophisticated as the James Webb …

  1. lglethal Silver badge

    Good work those Boffins!

    Space is hard. Like really hard. So every mission is a risky gamble. But when they pull it off (even with some unexpected limitations) then it's still a great success. Looking forward to a lot more discoveries from this little 'Scope! :)

  2. Sceptic Tank Silver badge

    Don't you have enough of these things already?

    More space junk in orbit.

    Say, are those and dark crossing lines and white square around SN 1006 signs of possible extraterrestrial intelligence in that galaxy?

    1. John Robson Silver badge

      Re: Don't you have enough of these things already?

      Wow, that's a ridiculous take if ever i saw one.

    2. PhoenixKebab

      I thought the picture was...

      just a beaten up Mars looking through some window blinds.

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