NASA’s NuSTAR mission
NuSTAR X-ray telescope shows Eta Carinae source of cosmic rays
Gravitational vortex provides new way to study matter close to a black hole
The European Space Agency’s orbiting XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has proved the existence of a ‘gravitational vortex’ around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA’s NuSTAR mission, solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years and will allow them to map the behaviour of matter very close to black holes.