NASA NuSTAR Telescope to Solve Our Sun’s Corona Puzzle

December 23, 2014 12:01 PM

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NASA has recently said that NuSTAR, a very sensitive X-ray space telescope designed for black hole hunting, is about to solve the mystery surrounding our Sun’s outer atmosphere also called the solar corona. It seems that both our closest star and black holes irradiate huge amounts of high energy X-Rays, and NuSTAR is just the right telescope for the job.

Scientists said that a telescope would get really damaged from staring at our sun just like our eyes would. For instance, Chandra X-ray telescope would instantly stop working, if it were to gaze at the sun. Experts say that the sun irradiates so much low-energy X-rays that would actually ‘blind’ Cha...

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