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INTEGRAL AO-11 General Program Approved (18 Jun 2013)
The INTEGRAL AO-11 General Program, as recommended by the Time Allocation
Committee (TAC) and approved on June 3 by the ESA Director of Science
and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Gimenez), has been released and the observers
have been informed.
The Turbulent, High-Energy Sky Is Keeping NuSTAR Busy (18 Jun 2013)
NuSTAR keeps an eye on sudden changes in the high-energy sky
Swift CALDB Updated (17 Jun 2013)
The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130606).
Black Hole Naps Amidst Stellar Chaos (17 Jun 2013)
NuSTAR teamed up with Chandra to show that the supermassive black hole in the Sculptor galaxy is no longer actively feeding.
NASA News Feature: NASA-Led Study Explains Decades of Black Hole
Observations (14 Jun 2013)
A new study (Schnittman
et al. (2013, ApJ, 769, 156)) confirms long-held suspicions
about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy light.
"Our work traces the complex motions, particle interactions and turbulent
magnetic fields in billion-degree gas on the threshold of a black hole..." said
lead researcher Jeremy Schnittman, an astrophysicist at NASA/GSFC.
NASA News Feature:
Astronomers Identify Dozens of Black Holes in M 31 Using Chandra Data (13 Jun 2013)
Using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers (Barnard
et al. (2013, ApJ, 770, 148) have
discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy,
one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. The 26 new black hole candidates
belong to the stellar mass category, meaning they formed in the death throes
of very massive stars and typically are 5 - 10 solar masses.
JPL Latest News: NuSTAR Finds Black Hole in NGC 253 "Napping" Amidst Stellar Chaos (12 Jun 2013)
Nearly a decade ago, the Chandra X-ray Observatory caught signs
of what appeared to be a black hole snacking on gas at the middle of the
nearby Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253). Now, NuSTAR has taken a peek at this
starburst galaxy, and found the black hole is currently "asleep", according
et al. (2013, ApJ, in press).
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