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NuSTAR Observes Dormant Black Hole In Nearby Sculptor Galaxy
2013-06-12 08:35:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s Chandra X-ray Observatory caught signs of what appeared to be a black hole eating gas at the middle of the nearby Sculptor Galaxy nearly a decade ago. A new observation by NASA´s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has found the black hole asleep. Details of NuSTAR´s findings were published in the Astrophysical Journal. "Our results imply that the black hole went dormant in the past 10 years," said...

2013-05-02 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astrophysicist Chryssa Kouveliotou, a senior scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been selected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kouveliotou, a longtime leading researcher in NASA's space science mission, conducts extensive...

NASA X-Ray Observatories Reveal Black Hole Spin
2013-02-27 17:22:50

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the challenges of studying black holes — incredibly dense stellar remnants arising from massive supernova explosions — is that it is extremely difficult to measure the spin of such objects. And it is this motion that is of particular interest, since Einstein´s theory of General Relativity predicts that the gravitational waves produced from their rotation can distort the very fabric of space-time...

2013-02-27 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The supermassive black hole lies at the dust and gas-filled heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365, and it is spinning...

2013-02-25 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants are: -- Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR principal investigator, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,...

Supernova Explosions Simulated With Complex Computer Code
2013-01-09 08:00:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Wanting to bridge the gap between what is known about exploring stars and the remnants left behind thousands of years later, two University of Texas at Arlington students and their colleagues are trying something new — using SNSPH, a complex computer code developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The two students, Carola I. Ellinger, a post-doctoral researcher at UT Arlington, and Sangwook Park, an assistant professor in the...

NASA NuSTAR Catches Glimpse Of Supernova Remnant, Black Holes
2013-01-08 12:04:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has released a pair of new images captured by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) — one depicting a pair of black holes lurking inside a spiral galaxy, and the other featuring a look at the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. The two pictures, which were revealed Monday at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Long Beach, California, “showcase why NuSTAR is giving us an unprecedented look...

2013-01-07 20:21:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, set its X-ray eyes on a spiral galaxy and caught the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new image is being released Monday along with NuSTAR's view of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach, Calif. "These new images showcase why NuSTAR...

2012-12-17 08:21:14

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. ("Calumet") (NASDAQ:CLMT) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the San Antonio, Texas refinery and associated crude oil pipeline, crude oil terminal, other operating and logistics assets and inventories (the "San Antonio Assets") of NuStar Refining, LLC and NuStar Logistics, L.P., both wholly owned subsidiaries of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS), for aggregate consideration of...

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Center Of The Galaxy
2012-11-22 10:33:45

[ Watch the Video: The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft has detected the Milky Way's central black hole eating a Thanksgiving snack. Supermassive black holes like the one in the middle of our galaxy sustain themselves by swallowing stars, planets, asteroids, comets and clouds of gas that wander around the galaxy. The space agency's new spacecraft allowed it to take an observation of the black hole...