back to article Pegasus rocket lofts NuSTAR X-ray telescope into orbit

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 …

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Headmaster

"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.

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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!

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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.

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> "NASA said it was hoping for a new supernova nearby"

Not too nearby hopefuly!

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Nearby supernova

No kidding; a nearby supernova would be exciting and interesting, but so is a war ...

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