When:Thursday, December 15 & Friday, December 16, 2016
Where:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Thursday) & Pasadena City College (Friday)
Target Audience:General public
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, launched in June 2012 and became the first telescope in orbit to focus high energy X-ray light. This powerful X-ray emission provides a unique probe of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, from flares on the surface of the Sun, to the explosions of stars, to the extreme environments around neutron stars and black holes. The crisp, sensitive images enabled by NuSTAR's new technology have dramatically changed our picture of the extreme universe. This talk will present some of the highlights from the first four years of NuSTAR observations, including the surprising discovery of a new class of hyperluminous neutron stars, measurements of how fast black holes spin, and unique insight into the physics of supernova explosions.
Dr. Daniel K. Stern
NuSTAR Project Scientist, JPL
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, von Karman Auditorium
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7 p.m.
Pasadena City College, Vosloh Forum
1570 East Colorado Blvd.