Chandra X-ray Observatory Current Affairs, GK & News
Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) is a space based satellite observatory launched by NASA in 1999. It was earlier called Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF). It is in a 64 hour orbit and has been specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot reasons of the universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, matter ....Read More
The afterglow from an epic cosmic event known as “Kilonova” might have been spotted by astronomers. In the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a study based on the research was published. Overview: Kilonovas occur when two hyper-dense neutron stars collide, which are the remnants of stars that died in supernova explosions. An afterglow in X-rays from the ..
Chandra X-ray observatory is a space telescope launched by NASA on July 23, 1999. It was launched into the outer space to capture X-rays emitted from entities like supernova, clusters of galaxies and matters surrounding black holes. It is more sensitive to faint X-ray sources than its predecessors are. Recently, the American space agency has ..
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NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) NASA successfully launched NuSTAR Launched from: Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands Launched after a 2-stage aircraft-to-rocket takeoff NuSTAR:- A space-based X-ray telescope that will use a Wolter telescope to focus high energy X-rays from astrophysical sources, especially for nuclear spectroscopy The first space-based direct-imaging X-ray telescope at energies beyond ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Astronomy • Chandra X-ray Observatory • Natural sciences • NuSTAR • Physical sciences • Space observatories • Wolter telescope • X-ray astronomy • X-ray telescope • X-ray telescopes • XMM-Newton