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Scientists to Provide Update on the Search for Gravitational Waves (11 Feb 2016)
100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational
waves, the National Science Foundation gathers scientists from Caltech, MIT and
the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific
Collaboration to update the scientific community on their efforts to detect
them. The findings will be released at 10:30am today EST and are expected to be
HEASoft 6.18 Released (10 Feb 2016)
Released February 6, 2016. This release features updates to the Swift/XRT software and compatibility of a new set of analysis software for the Astro-H mission pre-launch testing, and updates to other packages...
XMM-Newton SAS v15.0.0 Released (05 Feb 2016)
The latest release of the XMM-Newton Science Analysis Software.
Pictor A: Blast from Black Hole in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (02 Feb 2016)
To obtain images of the jet from the central super-massive black
hole in the active galaxy Pictor A, Hardcastle
et al. (2016, MNRAS, in press) used NASA's Chandra X-ray
Observatory at various times over 15 years. Chandra's X-ray data have been
combined with radio data from the Australia Telescope Compact Array to allow
a detailed study of the spatial, temporal and spectral properties of the AGN, jet, hotspot and lobes.
Swift CALDB Data updated (31 Jan 2016)
A new makefilter parameter file for the Swift XRT has been added to the Swift XRT Caldb (update version 20160121) ...
INTEGRAL X-Rays Earth's Aurora (26 Jan 2016)
Normally busy with observing high-energy black holes, supernovae
and neutron stars, ESA's INTEGRAL space observatory recently had the chance to
look back at our own planet's aurora. INTEGRAL detected high-energy auroral
X-rays on 10 November 2015 as it turned to Earth, although it was looking for
something else at the time, namely the diffuse cosmic X-ray background (CXB).
On this occasion, the X-rays from Earth's aurora drowned out the CXB, providing
exciting serendipitous science.
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