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Science is a cycle of questions, answers, and more questions. There are still many things we need to learn about the X-ray universe. The upcoming X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is a collaboration between @JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and @NASA, with participation from @ESA. 🧵

An artist’s concept of the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), a JAXA/NASA collaborative mission with ESA participation, depicting the telescope orbiting in space. Credit: JAXA

XRISM (pronounced “crism”) is the latest in a series of collaborative X-ray missions between Japan and the US, reflecting the global nature of studying the cosmos. Through imaging and spectroscopy, XRISM will boost our understanding of galaxies, black holes, and more.

XRISM will help us explore many cosmic mysteries, including: How are clusters of galaxies formed? What’s happening close to black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs? How does the universe produce and distribute elements?

We’ll be covering XRISM’s adventures before and after its launch, so keep following us for updates about the newest X-ray observatory! You can also learn more about the mission here:

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