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India launches scientific satellite to study black holes


The Indian Space Research Organization on Monday sent the country's first X-ray polarimeter satellite, XPoSAT, into orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh state.

Shuttled into orbit aboard the PSLV-C58 rocket, the satellite is expected to study celestial objects, including black holes.

(Cover: The PSLV-C58 rocket carrying the X-ray polarimeter satellite lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh state, India, January 1, 2024. /CFP)

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