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Latest Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer Stories

Intermediate Mass Black Hole in M82
2014-08-18 04:11:35

Astronomers from the University of Maryland and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland have accurately measured and confirmed the existence of a black hole roughly 400 times the mass of our sun.

2014-08-17 23:00:57

University of Maryland and NASA astronomers used rhythmic flares of light to measure a brilliant object 12 million light years from Earth, confirming that it is a rare, mysterious intermediate-mass black hole.

NASA Satellite Discovers Cloudy Conditions Around Black Holes
2014-02-19 13:27:43

An international team of astronomers used NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite data and found huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes.

Image 1 - RXTE Captures Thermonuclear Behavior Of Unique Neutron Star
2012-03-11 07:04:11

A neutron star is the closest thing to a black hole that astronomers can observe directly, crushing half a million times more mass than Earth into a sphere no larger than a city.

Image 1 - Telescopes Pinpoint Black Hole's Outburst
2012-01-11 04:05:14

An international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched super-fast knots of gas into space.

Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Completes Mission Operations
2012-01-10 07:18:27

After 16 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has made its last observation. The satellite provided unprecedented views into the extreme environments around white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.