Black Hole Hunter telescope launched by NASA

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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array or NuSTAR was launched by NASA on Wednesday, June 13, to hunt for black holes in the universe. The sophisticated orbiting telescope that uses high-energy X-ray vision was lifted in the skies by an L-1011 jet plane. The aircraft carried on its underbelly a rocket that launched the satellite. The telescope aims to give a better view of how a black hole works as the dust and gas sucked into the gravity of a black hole become hot from speed and friction. The friction is created as dust and gas circulates around hole’s edge. “NuSTAR will help us find the most elusive and most energetic black holes, to help us understand the structure of the universe,” Fiona Harrison, principal investigator on NuSTAR said.

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