"Since we have developed excellent technology and talent in X-ray astronomy
, it's highly possible that we can take a leading role in this field if we keep pursuing it with more advanced detection instruments," Zhang said.
and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Friday that they decided to launch the H-2A Launch Vehicle No.30 (H-2A F30) with the X-ray astronomy
satellite "ASTRO-H" onboard on Feb.12, 2016 from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan's southwestern Kagoshima prefecture.
To observe the X-ray sky with higher sensitivities in higher energy bands has been the advancement history of X-ray astronomy
, including Japanese missions such as Ginga, ASCA, Suzaku, and ASTRO-H.
Getting above the Earth's atmosphere, however, was not the only challenge of X-ray astronomy
. Conventional mirrors could not be used to focus such short-wavelength light.
Secrets of the Hoary Deep: A Personal History of Modern Astronomy recounts the amazing history of the science of x-ray astronomy
from its inception to the modern day.
Emphasizing the observation and analysis of data over a wide range of spectral regions, coverage includes the fundamentals plus new observations from infrared astronomy and X-ray astronomy
and new images from the Hubble Space Telescope and large ground-based telescopes.
KAGOSHIMA, Japan - Japan successfully launched an M-5 rocket Sunday to deliver a 1.7-ton X-ray astronomy
satellite into orbit to study black holes and other phenomena.
Launch of Japanese X-ray astronomy
Japan will launch an M-5 rocket to deliver an X-ray astronomy
satellite into orbit Sunday afternoon, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Saturday.
A maximum of three people can receive the prize,and the third was Riccardo Giacconi,for his contributions to X-ray astronomy
Schlegel provides the nonscientist enough background information to grasp the concept of X-ray astronomy
, and thus the reader may follow the future proceedings of these space explorations.
AXAF carries two main cameras, the AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS), which has 10 chargecoupled devices (CCDs) akin to the chips used in camcorders, and the High Resolution Camera (HRC), which has microchannel-plate detectors developed specially for X-ray astronomy
. Astronomers will use these imagers to study nearby X-ray sources in much greater detail than ever before and to probe faint, distant objects beyond the reach of earlier missions.