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India successfully launches mission to study black holes

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Monday successfully launched a mission to study black holes.

The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSAT) was launched at 9:10 local time aboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C58 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, ISRO said in a statement.

Reports said the mission marks India’s first dedicated scientific endeavor to study the polarization of cosmic X-rays from celestial sources. ■

Famagusta Gazette