First results from the hard X-ray sensitive astronomical satellite NuSTAR

Greg Madejski (SLAC)
DESY Auditorium, 16.45 h

NuSTAR is a satellite-based astronomical observatory, sensitive in the hard X-ray band, over the range of 3 - 80 keV. It consists of mirrors capable of focusing hard X-rays onto the pixelated CdZnTe detector. The observatory was launched in July 2012, and continues to operate flawlessly. This presentation will give a broad overview of the scientific results obtained with NuSTAR. Those will cover the new insights gleaned from sensitive observations of hard X-ray sources in our Galaxy, such as supernova remnants and the Galactic Center, and extragalactic sources such as active galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.

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