The Universe through X-ray eyes

Henbest, Nigel
December 1991
New Scientist;12/14/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1799, p42
Focuses on the launching of Rontgen-Satellit or Rosat. Missions of the satellite; Components of the satellite; Rosat's survey of the X-ray sky; Investigation of all the objects that emit X-rays and extreme ultraviolet; Study of the clusters of stars that lie near to the Sun; Role of Rosat in investigating the structure of the cold, dense gas that lies between the stars of the Galaxy. INSETS: Making images with X-rays.;Trials and triumphs of an international observatory..


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