Hey there, human, want to feel some awe? Look at this newly released NASA image set of two galaxies, each with a supermassive black hole at its heart, colliding in a violent spiral of star stuff. Space is awesome, and thanks to improved telescope technology, we're seeing more and more of it every day.
This new shot of the sun shining through in high-energy x-rays is so ridiculously gorgeous it's actually making us angry.
NuSTAR—NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the most sensitive high energy X-ray telescope ever invented—has taken its first picture of the Sun ever and it looks absolutely amazing. Like the prettiest Christmas tree ornament.
NASA has created the first ever map of radioactive material in a supernova remnant, revealing one of the biggest mysteries in the universe: How stars blow up in these explosions, sowing the universe with heavy elements like iron, titanium or gold.
NASA is going hunting for black holes, and they're using a new low Earth orbit telescope to do it. It's called NuSTAR (short for Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array), and it's scheduled to launch today beginning at 11:30 EDT. Check out the live webcast after the jump.
Sure, space-based X-Ray telescopes have been in service since the Einstein Observatory launched back way back in 1978. But the NuSTAR Project is different: It promises to illuminate at the heavens above as never before.