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Nustar's First Five Years in Space

Black hole (artist's concept)

This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Five years ago, on June 13, 2012, Caltech's Fiona Harrison, principal investigator of NASA's NuSTAR mission, watched with her team as their black-hole-spying spacecraft was launched into space aboard a rocket strapped to the belly of an aircraft.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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