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Web Extra: Watch NuSTAR do its thing

NuSTAR is a feat of strange engineering that is able to discover strange sloshing in stars, as these two videos show.
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NuSTAR mission

Once it was in space, the Nuclear Spectrocoptic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) unfolded its long arm, separating its reflector and its detector. Without this special setup, it wouldn’t be able to capture the energetic hard X-rays that are its specialty. Watch the process in action in this video.

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