NASA Launches IXPE Mission To Explore Universe’s Most Dramatic Objects

NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission launches on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A joint venture with the Italian Space Agency , the IXPE is the NASA's first mission dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays for the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe. These objects includes Supernova remnants, Supermassive Black holes and other high energy objects. The Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen said that IXPE represents another extraordinary first. He said that together with our partner Italy we have added a new space observatory. That will shape our understanding of the universe for years to come. IXPE is going to show us the violent universe around us. Things like expl...

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