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NASA gears up to launch new set of eyes on the cosmos

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 10:06 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Space is filled with interesting phenomena we don’t fully understand.

One NASA mission launching December 9 hopes to make a dent in that by studying some of the most energetic, most dramatic, and most violent objects in space, such as black holes and neutron stars.

The first X-ray mission of its kind, the IXPE spacecraft hopes to uncover hidden details of our universe.

NASA Astrophysics Division Director Paul Hertz joined Andrew Douglas at the Action News 5 digital desk to find out more about the launch and where you can go to learn more about the mission.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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