This Week @ NASA 12 04 09
A weekly summary of the latest news, events and mission activities at NASA
Resumen semanal de los ultimos acontecimientos y eventos de las distinas misiones de la NASA otras Agencias Espaciales.
Suzaku: Intergalactic Prospector
‘Recently astronomers used the Suzaku orbiting X-ray observatory, operated jointly by NASA and the Japanese space agency, to discover the largest known reservoir of rare metals in the universe. Suzaku detected the elements chromium and manganese while observing the central region of the Perseus galaxy cluster. The metallic atoms are part of the hot gas, or “intergalactic medium,” that lies between galaxies. Exploding stars, or supernovas, forge the heavy elements. The supernovas also create vast outflows, called superwinds. These galactic gusts transport heavy elements into the intergalactic void.’
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