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NASA technology used in digital dental x-ray Imager

Did you know that NASA is present when you go to the dentist? Think of the sensor that enables digital x-ray imagery that allows dentists to spot problems. Yup, that’s NASA! That technology had its start looking at planets, stars, … Continue reading

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Deepest Ever X-Ray Image of Space Captures Countless Black Holes

Large numbers of supermassive black holes can be seen in an incredible new picture that astronomers said is the deepest X-ray image of the sky ever captured. Researchers said the concentration of black holes in the central region of the picture … Continue reading

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Astronomers Find Group of Fast-Spinning, X-ray Active Stars

Using observations from NASA’s Kepler and Swift space observatories, astronomers have spotted 18 fast-spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the Sun. “These stars rotate in just a few days on … Continue reading

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Weird Extragalactic X-Ray Flares Baffle Astronomers

And as you know, we love all things weird, extragalactic, and x-ray!   Astronomers are baffled by two mysterious objects in space that blast superbright, superfast X-ray flares and could represent a brand new type of astrophysical phenomenon. When these … Continue reading

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Asteroid mission will carry student X-ray experiment

On September 8th, NASA launched a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu. Among that spacecraft’s five instruments is a student experiment that will use X-rays to help determine Bennu’s surface composition. The student experiment developed by researchers and students … Continue reading

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X-ray pulsars plot the way for deep-space GPS

An interstellar navigation technique that taps into the signals from X-ray pulsars is being developed by a team of scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Leicester. The team is using a small x-ray telescope on … Continue reading

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X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of “killer” black hole

Billions of years ago, a huge black hole shredded a passing star and emitted X-rays. Now astronomers are using X-ray echoes to study a newly awakened black hole for the first time. Now astronomers using archival observations from Swift, the European … Continue reading

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