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First Results From The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-Energy X-ray Mission

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Prof. Fiona Harrison
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the first focusing high-energy X-ray telescope in orbit, extends sensitive X-ray observations above the band pass where Chandra and XMM-Newton operate. With an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, spectral and imaging resolution, NuSTAR is advancing our understanding of black holes, neutron stars, and supernova remnants. I will describe the mission, and present highlights of science results from the first year of science observations.