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  • See the First Images From Japan’s X-Ray Space Telescope

    See the First Images From Japan’s X-Ray Space Telescope

    The Japanese space agency JAXA has released the first test images from its X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM). The images show a galaxy cluster and a supernova remnant, and offer insight into the chemical cocktail that composes the supernova. An X-ray telescope functions similarly to the X-ray Specs of your favorite comic books: they…