Russia wants to restart the German black hole search space telescope

Russia wants to restart a German black hole search telescope that went into space aboard a Russian satellite in 2019. Germany ordered the telescope mothballed in early March in response to the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia in February.

The telescope, called eROSITA and mounted on Russian Spectrum-RG spaceship, scans the sky for sources of X-rays (black holes and neutron stars) and works in tandem with the Russian ART-X instrument which searches for supermassive black holes.

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