DRW's face I'm an X-ray astronomer, primarily working on the NuSTAR mission along with data from other X-ray observatories such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Hitomi, studying galaxies and galaxy clusters. Previously a research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center outside of DC, I have just begun a new gig as an assistant professor at the University of Utah. DRW's AAS face

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Below is our press release image of black holes and neutron stars in the Andromeda galaxy, imaged with NuSTAR. All the colored points in the X-ray subset are X-ray binaries - black holes and neutron stars siphoning matter from stellar companions. The image was featured on the January 7th, 2016 Astronomy Picture of the Day.