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NASA’s new X-Ray observatory will unlock the universe’s most explosive secrets

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Two weeks before NASA launched the long-awaited James Webb Telescope, another groundbreaking project made its maiden voyage to space.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Called the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), the new observatory will study high-energy phenomena located millions and billions of light years away from Earth.