CHANDRA  X-RAY OBSERVATORY

Like the gamma ray detector, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory is designed to image X-ray sources in space that cannot be seen from the earth's surface. X-rays can be seen from stars, planetary nebulae, novas, and supernovas. Once X-ray sources have been detected, optical telescopes can be aimed at these sources for observation and imaging at other wavelengths. An X-ray image and an X-ray movie of the sun are included in this lesson plan. These images have been processed so they can be presented as visible light. The brighter parts of the X-ray images are the shorter wavelength X-rays. Visit the solar views section to view these images.

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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Table of Contents: Chandra X-Ray Observatory Science Center
http://xrtpub.harvard.edu/pub.html

 

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Purpose & Discoveries

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Purpose & Discoveries

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