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12/09/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2021 01:40

NASA's IXPE Journeys to Explore the Universe

NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission launched at 1 a.m. EST Thursday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A joint effort with the Italian Space Agency, the IXPE observatory is NASA's first mission dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe - supernova remnants, supermassive black holes, and dozens of other high-energy objects.

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