NASA has confirmed the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-Ray telescope has successfully made it into orbit after an airborne launch over the Pacific Ocean. NuSTAR was launched at 9am Pacific Time in a Pegasus rocket slung under a L-1011 “Stargazer” aircraft flying at 39,000 feet above the Kwajalein Atoll in the …
"X-Ray emissions from near the heart of black holes"
Of course that would be "from the accretion disks near the surface of black holes", as their heart is inaccessible.
no strings attached
Pah, no 'flying truss'??? Better get someone from el Reg Special Projects to go and have a word - they've obviously got a lot to learn!
Re: no strings attached
More like the El Reg team needs to drop a few kilos and train up to do their research on the ISS instead.
> "NASA said it was hoping for a new supernova nearby"
Not too nearby hopefuly!
No kidding; a nearby supernova would be exciting and interesting, but so is a war ...