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AstroSat used by Indian astronomers to identify a new group of stars in globular cluster NGC 2808

By using Indian multi-wavelength space observatory AstroSat, the astronomers from Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai have identified a new population of ultraviolet stars in the globular cluster NGC 2808. Globular clusters are collections of thousands to millions of stars, moving as one unit. These stars are tightly held together by gravity of the cluster itself, and are ..


“NuSTAR” successfully launched by NASA

NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) NASA successfully launched NuSTAR Launched from: Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands Launched after a 2-stage aircraft-to-rocket takeoff NuSTAR:- A space-based X-ray telescope that will use a Wolter telescope to focus high energy X-rays from astrophysical sources, especially for nuclear spectroscopy The first space-based direct-imaging X-ray telescope at energies beyond ..