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NASA, JAXA XRISM Spots Iron Fingerprints in Nearby Active Galaxy

3 min read NASA, JAXA XRISM Spots Iron Fingerprints in Nearby Active Galaxy After starting science operations in February, Japan-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) studied the monster black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 4151. “XRISM’s Resolve instrument captured a detailed spectrum of the area around the black hole,” said Brian Williams, […]

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X-ray Satellite XMM-Newton Sees ‘Space Clover’ in a New Light

Astronomers have discovered enormous circular radio features of unknown origin around some galaxies. Now, new observations of one dubbed the Cloverleaf suggest it was created by clashing groups of galaxies. Studying these structures, collectively called ORCs (odd radio circles), in a different kind of light offered scientists a chance to probe everything from supersonic shock […]

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NASA/JAXA’s XRISM Mission Captures Unmatched Data With Just 36 Pixels

3 min read NASA/JAXA’s XRISM Mission Captures Unmatched Data With Just 36 Pixels At a time when phone cameras are capable of taking snapshots with millions of pixels, an instrument on the Japan-led XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) satellite captures revolutionary science with just 36 of them. “That may sound impossible, but it’s actually […]