NASA scientist receives top astrophysics prize



The “2015 Rossi Prize” was awarded to Harrison, professor at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena for her “groundbreaking work on supernova remnants, neutron stars and black holes enabled by NuSTAR.”

Harrison’s “assembly and leadership of the extraordinary NuSTAR team has opened a new window on the Universe,” read the citation for the Rossi Prize.

The spacecraft was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Virginia.

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