NASA's NuSTAR Snaps Most Sensitive Images of Our Sun

December 23, 2014 3:07 PM

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NASA's NuSTAR has taken a break from peering into the far-away Universe and used its high-energy X-rays to snap the most sensitive and stunning images of our Sun to date, putting any Christmas displays on Earth to shame.

The NuSTAR, or Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, mission was launched into space in 2012, designed to detect black holes and other celestial objects found outside our solar system. So why would scientists use the most sensitive high-energy X-ray telescope ever built to take a portrait of the Su...

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