NASA just launched its newest X-ray observatory into orbit on Thursday to take detailed images of exploded stars, black holes, and other violent high-energy events. The US $188 million mission was rocketed from the Kennedy Space Center. The Imaging X-ray Polarization Explorer or IXPE for short used a SpaceX rocket to reach space.
This new cutting-edge technology will be able to unveil the most dramatic and extreme parts of the universe as never before. The scientists working on the observatory said it actually has three telescopes in one.
Scientist Brian Ramsey explained that “IXPE is going to open a new window on the X-ray sky,” According to the space agency, operations should start next month. Nasa is partnering with the Italian Space Agency on the project as well.
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