Science mission begins for NASA’s new eye on the X-ray universe – Spaceflight Now

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The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE, mission launched Dec. 9 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite will observe Cassiopeia A, a giant debris cloud surrounding a super-dense neutron star around 11,000 light years away. IXPE is the first tuned to measure the polarization signal of X-rays.
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