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NASA's Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way's Black Hole

Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This event, detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, raises questions about the behavior of this giant black hole and its surrounding environment.

NASA Takes Giant Leaps on the Journey to Mars, Eyes Our Home Planet and the Distant Universe, Tests Technologies and Improves the Skies Above in 2014

In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency's journey to Mars -- testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel.

Ball Aerospace-built GMI Instrument Launches Aboard NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite

The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) successfully launched on NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 1:37 p.m. EST on Feb. 27, 2014. The satellite flew onboard an H-IIA launch vehicle.

Built for NASA, Ball's GMI is a multi-channel, conical-scanning microwave radiometer that flies aboard the GPM Core Observatory.

Maxwell Technologies Space Computers Provide Processing Power For European Space Agency Astronomy Mission To Map The Milky Way Galaxy

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) supplied seven powerful single board computers that are providing processing power for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia satellite, which lifted off on December 19, 2013, to survey more than a billion stars and other celestial bodies to trace the origin and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy.

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