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Magnetar near supermassive black hole delivers surprises

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Magnetar

In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way using a suite of space-borne telescopes including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Technician: In-situ Detection Systems

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London


Applications are invited for a short-term position in the In-Situ Detection Systems Group at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London. The group is currently developing hardware for the Solar Orbiter, and QB50 missions and for CubeSats and space weather instrumentation. The successful applicant will join a team working on UCLSat, a CubeSat being developed for the QB50 mission. The post is ideally suited for an individual with a strong interest in both technology development and mathematical simulations and is willing to work “hands-on” on associated hardware. The post is available for 4 months in the first instance with a possible extension of a further two months subject to availability of funding.

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