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03.01.17 – NuSTAR Spots Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds
For the first time, scientists have measured rapidly varying temperatures in hot gas emanating from around a black hole.

02.28.17 – NuSTAR Helps Find Universe’s Brightest Pulsars
There’s a new record holder for brightest pulsar ever found — and astronomers are still trying to figure out how it can shine so brightly.

02.21.17 – 10 Years Strong with NASA’s THEMIS Mission
On Feb. 17, 2017, NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, mission marked its 10th anniversary in space.

02.15.17 – NASA-funded Website Lets Public Search for New Nearby Worlds
NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.

01.31.17 – NuSTAR Helps Solve ‘Rapid Burster’ Mystery
Scientists observing a neutron star in the “Rapid Burster” system may have solved a 40-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts.

01.24.17 – NuSTAR Finds New Clues to ‘Chameleon Supernova’
“We’re made of star stuff,” astronomer Carl Sagan famously said.

01.07.17 – Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard
Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.

01.03.17 – NASA Selects Mission to Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-ray Mysteries
NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.