Astrophysics

NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Helps Researchers Maximize “Microquasar” Findings

On 1/16/24, NASA posted “NASA’s IXPE Helps Researchers Maximize ‘Microquasar’ Findings” (https://www.nasa.gov/missions/ixpe/nasas-ixpe-helps-researchers-maximize-microquasar-findings/).  The posting, coinciding with publication of the Astrophysical Journal Letters article, includes combined images from IXPE, Chandra, XMM-Newton, infrared, and radio observatories. The microquasar in question – Stephenson …

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Marshall Scientists Participate in the 243rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in New Orleans, LA

Multiple Marshall Space Flight Center Astrophysics scientists participated in the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Project Scientist, Steven Ehlert (ST12), gave a NASA Hyperwall presentation summarizing IXPE science results obtained thus far and, …

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New Discovery Papers from the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Science Team

On 12/18/23, Astrophysical Journal published online “First X-ray Polarization Measurement Confirms the Low Black-Hole Spin in LMC X-3” by Jiří Svoboda et al. On 1/5/24, Astrophysical Journal Letters published online “Highly Significant Detection of X-ray Polarization from the Brightest Accreting …

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NASA’s IXPE Awarded Prestigious Prize in High-energy Astronomy – the 2024 Bruno Rossi Prize

The High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has awarded the 2024 Bruno Rossi Prize to retired NASA astrophysicist Martin Weisskopf (ST12 Emeritus), Italian Space Agency principal investigator Paolo Soffitta, and their team for development of …

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Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Celebrates the Anniversary of its Launch

Congratulations to our IXPE Team as we mark the second anniversary of the IXPE launch. See IXPE Launch Team in image below. Read more about IXPE’s groundbreaking X-ray astronomy discoveries at: https://www.nasa.gov/missions/ixpe/nasas-ixpe-marks-two-years-of-groundbreaking-x-ray-astronomy/. In more recent IXPE news, results of the …

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