written by chelsea gohd, on february 15th

what: nasa’s new ixpe x-ray telescope shows first image
when:  probe launched december 9th, 2021
where: image of supernova remnant in cassiopeia
how: x-ray imaging
why: the mission is to observe objects like black holes and neutron stars in x-ray light, shedding much-anticipated light on the inner workings of the cosmos.

interesting fact: this 1st image looks like a ball of purple lightning

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