New Research

Dr. Corrales is one of the NASA Participating Scientists for the X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), a joint effort between JAXA, NASA, and ESA to put a micro-calorimeter (X-ray IFU) in space. As a NASA PS, she is part of the leadership for the XRISM Science Team: aiding in target selection, preparing new data analysis techniques, and working to optimize the scientific output of the instrument.

XRISM will be able to obtain high resolution X-ray spectra from extended sources, enabling new science for supernovae remnants, gas in galaxies and galaxy clusters, and the highest spectral resolution possible for studying gas flow in and around compact objects. By obtaining high resolution X-ray spectra from dust scattering halos, Dr. Corrales and her team will examine the scattering fingerprints of interstellar dust.

XRISM is set to launch in 2023. To keep up with the mission status as we meet crucial milestones, see the XRISM-NASA website. For researchers who want to get involved see the HEASARC website for XRISM. To learn more about XRISM science, see the XRISM white paper.

Mission data from HEASARC: [X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM)](
XRISM white paper: [Science with the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) – NASA/ADS](