Category: HaloSat

DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION: NASA’s New Mini Satellite HaloSat Will Study Halo of Gas Around Milky Way

Astronomers keep coming up short when they survey “normal” matter, the material that makes up galaxies, stars and planets. A new NASA-sponsored CubeSat mission called HaloSat, deployed from the International Space Station on July 13, will help scientists search for the universe’s missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding our Milky Way galaxy.