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Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array Mission

Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array Mission

Artist's conception of NuSTAR in orbit. The background is an image of the Galactic Center from Chandra.

Artist's conception of NuSTAR in orbit. The background is an image of the Galactic Center from Chandra. (Credit: NASA)

Lifetime: June 2012 - present

Country (primary): United States

Primary Science

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array Mission, or NuSTAR for short, is a high-energy X-ray telescope designed to study supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies and to probe the creation of heavy elements in the cataclysmic death throes of massive stars.

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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