Articles tagged "swift spacecraft"


Swift observes mega flares from a mini star

On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10 000 times more powerful than

September 30, 2014


Swift satellite discovers rare X-ray Nova and a black hole

NASA's Swift satellite has discovered a stellar-mass black hole toward center of our Milky way galaxy. With its advantageous X-rays detection ability, Swift found a rare Nova as a result of high energy X-ray outburst in mid-September; leading to discovery of black

October 05, 2012