Illustrations of Neutron Merger and Black Hole A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

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This illustration shows the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe observing signals from the interaction of the solar wind with the winds of other stars. Credits: NASA

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Detecting cosmic ray particles: a water-Cherenkov detector seen against the night sky at the Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina. Steven Saffi, University of Adelaide, Author provided

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This illustration shows the Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometer (BETTII) ascending into the upper atmosphere. The experiment was severely damaged on June 9, when the payload detached from its parachute and fell. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab/Michael Lentz

NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights

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