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MinXSS CubeSat Brings New Information to Study of Solar Flares

MinXSS CubeSat Brings New Information to Study of Solar Flares

Along with the visible light and warmth constantly emitted by our sun comes a whole spectrum of X-ray and ultraviolet radiation that streams toward Earth. A new CubeSat – a miniature satellite that provides a low-cost platform for missions – is now in space observing a particular class of X-ray light that has rarely been studied.