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Cosmic Origins News

15 September 2023

Congratulations to the XRISM Team

On behalf of the Cosmic Origins program office and NASA Astrophysics congratulations to the XRISM teams at NASA and JAXA.

The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), which was formerly known as XARM, is a JAXA/NASA collaborative mission, with ESA participation. The objective of the mission is to investigate celestial X-ray objects in the Universe with high-throughput imaging and high-resolution spectroscopy. XRISM was successfully launched from the Tanegashima Space Center at 8:42 am on September 7, 2023 JST in Japan (23:42 on September 6, 2023 UT).

More information on the XRISM mission can be found here: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xrism/

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample
Has Landed,
Now Secure in Clean Room

Congratulations OSIRIS-REx! After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth. It landed at 8:52 a.m. MDT (10:52 a.m. EDT) on Sunday. Read more.


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2 October 2023
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25 October 2023
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29 September 2023
Infrared Science and Technology Integration Group (IR STIG) Webinar | Monday, 2 October 2023, 3:00 PM ET »  Details.
29 September 2023
AWESOM SAG Meeting | Friday, October 6, 2023, 11am – noon ET »  Details.
29 September 2023
Community Input for the Cosmic Origins Precursor Science Gaps | November, 17th 2023 »  Details.
22 September 2023
Diffuse Gas in Cosmic Ecosystems Science Interest Group | September 28, 2023 – 4pm EST / 1 PM PST »  Details.
22 September 2023
Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem | October 16 – 18, Tucson, AZ »  Details.
22 September 2023
Galaxies Science Interest Group (Galaxies SIG) Seminar | Tuesday October 3rd, 2023 at 1pm ET »  Details.
22 September 2023
NASA’s Webb Telescope Inspires ARTECHOUSE Exhibit, Public Art »  Details.

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