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Chandra-Hubble RX J1131

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Mar2014
Earlier this week astronomers from the University of Michigan published a paper in the journal Nature in which they share how they measured the spin of the most distant black hole to date. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, they were able to take advantage of ... Read More
March 7, 2014Luxel Corporation
x-class-solar-flare-january-7-2014

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Jan2014
On January 7, 2014 the Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the eruption of a large solar flare, the first of 2014. The flare occurred in a sunspot group known as AR1944, which is currently in the middle of the sun as viewed from Earth, and registered as a X1.2-class ... Read More
January 9, 2014Luxel Corporation
MAVEN_Launch2-full

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Nov2013

MAVEN Launches Successfully

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This morning shortly before 10:30 AM PST NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft successfully launched aboard the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. This mission will study the Martian upper atmosphere with particular focus on the question of how the planet went from having air and ... Read More
November 18, 2013Luxel Corporation
JunosPath_LockheedMartin

09

Oct2013
The NASA spacecraft Juno, which was launched in August of 2011, will approach within 350 miles of Earth today. It's  closest pass will be near South Africa at 12:21 PST. On its way by Earth, Juno will pick up a gravity boost that will act as a slingshot to help propel ... Read More
October 9, 2013Luxel Corporation
Hohlraum_LLNL

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Oct2013

A Step Towards Nuclear Fusion

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It was reported yesterday by BBC News that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has, for the first time, created a fusion reaction where the amount of energy released is greater than the amount of energy absorbed. While there is still a long ways ... Read More
October 8, 2013Luxel Corporation
MartianSurfaceJuly28-2013-CuriosityRover-NASA-MedRes

12

Aug2013
It was one year ago that the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on the red planet. Luxel built LUXFilm®/ Polyimide filters for the  Chemistry and Mineralogy X-Ray Diffusion Instrument (CheMin) which measures the quantitites of various minerals in powdered surface samples through X-ray diffraction. CheMin is part of an on-board laboratory ... Read More
August 12, 2013Luxel Corporation
SDO CME May 2013 – NASA

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Jul2013
A recent article from BBC News discusses how the Hinode and Solar Dynamic Observatory, two satellites that contain Luxel filters, helped observe a tsunami that spread across the sun's surface following a coronal mass ejection (CME). Here's an excerpt from the article: Understanding this field may help predict how CMEs will ... Read More
July 11, 2013Luxel Corporation
Luxel’s new facility

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Apr2013

We’ve Moved!

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We are pleased to announce that in December 2012 we moved to a brand new manufacturing space. Our new facility, which is only about a mile and a half from our old location, ... Read More
April 22, 2013Luxel Corporation

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