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'Rainbow' of X-rays! Check out what NASA's XRISM mission is all about

Know all about NASA's new satellite XRISM and its mission.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jul 18 2023, 11:16 IST
NASA is all set to launch it  latest satellite, XRISM  (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”). Its aim is to pry apart high-energy light into the equivalent of an X-ray rainbow.
NASA is all set to launch it  latest satellite, XRISM  (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”). Its aim is to pry apart high-energy light into the equivalent of an X-ray rainbow. (NASA)
1/5 NASA is all set to launch it  latest satellite, XRISM  (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”). Its aim is to pry apart high-energy light into the equivalent of an X-ray rainbow. (NASA)
The mission is being led by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)and it will do this using an instrument called Resolve. XRISM is scheduled to launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center on Aug. 25, 2023 (Aug. 26 in Japan).
The mission is being led by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)and it will do this using an instrument called Resolve. XRISM is scheduled to launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center on Aug. 25, 2023 (Aug. 26 in Japan). (NASA)
2/5 The mission is being led by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)and it will do this using an instrument called Resolve. XRISM is scheduled to launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center on Aug. 25, 2023 (Aug. 26 in Japan). (NASA)
“Resolve will give us a new look into some of the universe’s most energetic objects, including black holes, clusters of galaxies, and the aftermath of stellar explosions,” said Richard Kelley, NASA’s XRISM principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
“Resolve will give us a new look into some of the universe’s most energetic objects, including black holes, clusters of galaxies, and the aftermath of stellar explosions,” said Richard Kelley, NASA’s XRISM principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. (NASA)
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3/5 “Resolve will give us a new look into some of the universe’s most energetic objects, including black holes, clusters of galaxies, and the aftermath of stellar explosions,” said Richard Kelley, NASA’s XRISM principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. (NASA)
The instrument reaches its operating temperature after a multistage mechanical cooling process inside a refrigerator-sized container of liquid helium.
The instrument reaches its operating temperature after a multistage mechanical cooling process inside a refrigerator-sized container of liquid helium. (NASA)
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5/5 The instrument reaches its operating temperature after a multistage mechanical cooling process inside a refrigerator-sized container of liquid helium. (NASA)
First Published Date: 18 Jul, 11:16 IST
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