Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nasa Telescope 'To Open New Window On Universe'

Nasa is launching a new telescope designed to study black holes and the sun that could "open a whole new window on the universe".

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is scheduled to launch no earlier than June 13 from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean.

Fiona Harrison, the NuSTAR principal investigator at the California Institute of Technology, said it will be the first space telescope to create focused images of high-energy cosmic X-rays. Read More