Image: Close-up view of neutron star mission's X-ray concentrator optics

Published: 29/05/2017
Image: Close-up view of neutron star mission's X-ray concentrator optics
Source: PHYS.ORG

A new NASA mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station next month to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. Launching aboard SpaceX's CRS-11 commercial resupply mission, NICER will be installed aboard the orbiting laboratory as the first mission dedicated to studying neutron stars, a type of collapsed sta

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