Hitomi Ready to Let in the X-Rays
February 17th, 2016, 3:00PMThe Japanese space agency, JAXA, successfully launched its ASTRO-H mission today. The observatory will study high-energy X-rays, searching for exotic objects like pulsars, supernova remnants, black holes, and even evidence of dark matter. (We discussed ASTRO-H in one of our six space stories to watch this year.) JAXA also announced they have officially renamed the spacecraft Hitomi, the Japanese word for the eye's pupil.