By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer
A new satellite is set to be launched in to orbit in an effort to hunt for hidden black holes in space.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, a joint venture between the California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be launching in to space on June 1st. The University of California at Berkeley will be the main operator with the Italian Space Agency providing an equatorial ground station in Kenya.
The two year mission of the NuSTAR will be to take a census of collapsed stars and black holes, map recently-synthesized material in young supernova remnants and to understand what powers relativistic jets of particles from the most extreme active galaxies hosting supermassive black holes.
"Final pre-launch preparations are underway for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR."
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