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BETA Pilot Multi-Epoch Continuum Survey of Spitzer SPT Deep Field (24 Mar 2017)
This catalog of 3,722 radio source components detected by the
Boolardy Engineering Test Array (BETA) prototype of the Australian Square
Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) in the 711-1015 MHz band in 150 sq.
deg. covering two-thirds of the Spitzer South Pole Telescope Deep Field
et al. 2016, MNRAS, 457, 4160) is now available
in Browse and
Andromeda's Bright Hard X-Ray Mystery Source Identified by NuSTAR (24 Mar 2017)
The Milky Way's close neighbor galaxy Andromeda (M 31), features a
dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity has been
mysterious until now. As reported in a new study by
et al. (2017, ApJ, in press), NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear
Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission has pinpointed the object responsible
for this high-energy radiation to be Swift J0042.6+4112, a possible pulsar,
the dense remnant of a dead star that is highly magnetized and spinning.
Viewing tool updated (23 Mar 2017)
Swift's orbital pole constraints have been updated in the
Viewing tool. The revised coefficients extrapolate the trend for the
NICER expected launch date: May 14, 2017 (21 March 2017)
NICER is currently scheduled for launch to the ISS on May 14, 2017 from the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA's Swift Mission Maps a Star's 'Death Spiral' into a Black Hole (21 Mar 2017)
Some 290 Myrs ago, a star much like the sun wandered too
close to the central black hole of its galaxy. Intense tides tore the star
apart, which produced an eruption of optical, UV and X-ray light that
first reached Earth in 2014. Now, a team of scientists using observations from
Swift have mapped out how and where these different wavelengths were produced
in the event, named ASASSN-14li, as the shattered star's debris circled the
black hole: see Pasham et al.
(2017, ApJ837, L30) for the full details.
15th INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (21 Mar 2017)
The ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Giménez Cañete) has released the 15th Announcement of
Opportunity for observing proposals with INTEGRAL.
The deadline for proposal submission is March 31, 2017.
Additional information can be found on the
ESA INTEGRAL website.
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