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12/09/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2021 00:49

Falcon 9 Second Stage Separates from IXPE Spacecraft

NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft just reached a major milestone as it successfully separated from the second stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

IXPE will now continue on its journey to study changes in the polarization of X-ray light through some of the universe's most extreme sources, including black holes, dead stars known as pulsars, and more.

Click here to learn more about the IXPE mission.