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Meaning of X-ray astronomy in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF X-RAY ASTRONOMY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF X-RAY ASTRONOMY

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WHAT DOES X-RAY ASTRONOMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

X-ray astronomy

X-ray astronomy

X-ray astronomy is an observational branch of astronomy which deals with the study of X-ray observation and detection from astronomical objects. X-radiation is absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, so instruments to detect X-rays must be taken to high altitude by balloons, sounding rockets, and satellites. X-ray astronomy is the space science related to a type of space telescope that can see farther than standard light-absorption telescopes, such as the Mauna Kea Observatories, via x-ray radiation. X-ray emission is expected from astronomical objects that contain extremely hot gasses at temperatures from about a million kelvin to hundreds of millions of kelvin. Although X-rays have been observed emanating from the Sun since the 1940s, the discovery in 1962 of the first cosmic X-ray source was a surprise. This source is called Scorpius X-1, the first X-ray source found in the constellation Scorpius. The X-ray emission of Scorpius X-1 is 10,000 times greater than its visual emission, whereas that of the Sun is about a million times less. In addition, the energy output in X-rays is 100,000 times greater than the total emission of the Sun in all wavelengths.

definitionDefinition of X-ray astronomy in the English dictionary

The definition of X-ray astronomy in the dictionary is the branch of astronomy concerned with the detection and measurement of X-rays emitted by certain celestial bodies. As X-rays are absorbed by the atmosphere, satellites and rockets are used.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE X-RAY ASTRONOMY

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Synonyms and antonyms of X-ray astronomy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «X-RAY ASTRONOMY»

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X射线天文学
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Astronomía de rayos X
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X-ray astronomy
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एक्स रे खगोल विज्ञान
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علم الفلك للأشعة السينية
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Рентгеновская астрономия
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Astronomia de raios - X
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Astronomie des rayons X
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Röntgenastronomie
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X線天文学
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X 선 천문학
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X-quang thiên văn học
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X - ray astronomy
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Astronomia rentgenowska
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Рентгенівська астрономія
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Astronomie cu raze X
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X - ray αστρονομία
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X -straal- astronomie
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Röntgen astronomi
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X - ray astronomi
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The translation of X-ray astronomy in German is Röntgenastronomie play
See the definition of Röntgenastronomie and synonyms of Röntgenastronomie in the German dictionary.

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about X-ray astronomy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X-RAY ASTRONOMY»

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Handbook of X-ray Astronomy
However, using these data requires specialized techniques and software. Written for graduate students, professional astronomers and researchers who want to start working in this field, this book is a practical guide to x-ray astronomy.
autorKeith Arnaud, Randall Smith, Aneta Siemiginowska, 2011
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Frontiers of X-Ray Astronomy
This 2004 work reviews results from the current generation of X-ray telescopes.
autorA. C. Fabian, K. A. Pounds, R. D. Blandford, 2004
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X-Ray Astronomy: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study ...
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Erice, Sicily, Italy, July 1-14, 1979
autorG. Giacconi, Giancarlo Setti, 2011
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Compact Stellar X-ray Sources
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects.
autorWalter Lewin, Michiel van der Klis, 2006
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X-ray astronomy 2000: proceedings of a conference held in ...
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
autorRiccardo Giacconi, Salvatore Serio, Luigi Stella, 2001
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Exploring the X-ray Universe
Capturing the excitement and accomplishments of X-ray astronomy, this second edition now includes a broader range of astronomical phenomena and dramatic new results from the most powerful X-ray telescopes.
autorFrederick D. Seward, Philip A. Charles, 2010
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The Restless Universe : Understanding X-Ray Astronomy in the ...
But the book goes far beyond the story of Chandra. What Schlegel provides here is the background a nonscientist would need to grasp the present and follow the future of X-ray astronomy.
autorEric M. Schlegel Research Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2002
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X-Ray Astronomy
As an important part of this activity, I wish to recall a one-day conference on X-ray astronomy held at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1960. The theoretical predictions did not provide much encouragement.
autorR. Giacconi, H. Gursky, 1974
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New century of X-ray astronomy: proceedings of a symposium ...
Posters discuss these topics and plasma diagnostics of stellar corona and SNR. Black and white graphs, diagrams, and other images support the findings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
autorHajime Inoue, Hideyo Kunieda, 2001
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Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
In contrast, x-ray astronomy, once the techniques were sufficiently developed, was immediately recognized as a true 'astronomy' since almost every star and galaxy, at some level, was seen to be an x-ray emitter. With the advent of detailed  ...
autorT.C. Weekes, 2003
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X-RAY ASTRONOMY»

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4 August 2015 in News: NASA picks candidates for new space …
Artist's concept of the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), one of three ... PRAXyS takes a slightly different approach to X-ray astronomy, but its goals ... «Astronomy Now Online, Aug 15»
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LIGO Gravitational Wave Detector Dedicated, Could Revolutionize …
This advance was followed by radio astronomy and X-ray astronomy, each of which examines objects in space in wavelengths unseen by the human eye. «Tech Times, May 15»
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Physicists seek answers on supermassive black holes with the next …
ASTRO-H marks the first time Canada is part of an x-ray astronomy mission. The science working group will design the observatory's science plan while also ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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How black hole winds blow
The plot shows the brightness of X-ray light from an extremely luminous ... Enter NuSTAR to the X-ray astronomy scene, a high-energy X-ray telescope that was ... «Boing Boing, Feb 15»
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Thermonuclear X-ray bursts on neutron stars set speed record
This phenomenon, discovered in only 0.1 second worth of data in 40 years of space-based X-ray astronomy, sheds new light on how nuclear flames spread over ... «Phys.Org, Aug 14»
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Adventures in (Radio) Amateur Astronomy
And while it's true that you can't carry out infrared or X-ray astronomy from your ... Frequency is the name of the game in amateur radio astronomy, and most ... «Universe Today, Mar 14»
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New Findings from NuSTAR: A New X-Ray View of the “Hand of God …
Daniel Stern, part of the NuSTAR team at JPL Caltech, revealed a new X-ray ... And NuSTAR may just represent the beginning of a new era in X-ray astronomy. «Universe Today, Jan 14»
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Chandra's Verdict on the Demise of a Star: “Death by Black Hole”
This week, astronomers announced the detection of a rare event, a star being ... future missions dedicated to X-ray astronomy with wider fields of view may be ... «Universe Today, Jan 14»
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UTSA 'Friday Nights, Celestial Lights' series focuses on x-ray
This month, Schlegel will focus on x-ray astronomy, particularly the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the results obtained from it. Before joining UTSA, Schlegel ... «UTSA Today, Feb 13»
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Chandra Space Telescope: Revealing the Invisible Universe
X-ray astronomy is especially challenging because you need to leave the Earth's atmosphere behind to observe the rays. The first X-ray observations were ... «Space.com, Nov 12»
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