X-ray telescopes

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Term: X-ray telescopes

A telescope designed to focus X-rays from astronomical objects. X-ray telescopes function from orbital satellites because X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere. These telescopes require special techniques since the conventional methods used in optical and radio telescopes are not adequate.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan