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NuSTAR measures magnetic field of a Supergiant Fast X-ray Transient

I led the NuSTAR team in studying IGRJ17544-2619, a "Supergiant Fast X-ray Transient". We detected a X-ray cyclotron line, and thus obtained the first measurements of the magnetic fields in such objects — a long-sought breakthrough. Here are some links to the press coverage:

Indian launches Mangalyaan

I was not directly involved in any aspect of Mangalyaan. As I have worked on a NASA mission and an ISRO mission, I was interviewed by France 24 news channel, seeking my response on India's maiden, highly successful Mars mission. Here's the link to the video. My interview starts around 2:55, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks around 1:30.

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