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XRISM Space Telescope and SLIM Lunar Lander

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Source: Business Standard


Context: Japan’s X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) and Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) were successfully launched by Japan.

  • XRISM is focused on studying X-ray emissions from celestial objects to better understand the universe’s structure and evolution. It will observe phenomena like black holes, neutron stars, and galaxy clusters.
  • SLIM aims to demonstrate precision landing capabilities on the Moon, allowing for targeted scientific investigations and safe placements of future landers.

 Both missions represent significant advancements in space exploration technology and research.