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This Chandra X-ray Observatory website gives a brief history on the discovery of X-rays and how they are produced.  There is also information on other forms of light.  This website includes illustrations and information on X- ray production, inverse Compton scattering, atomic emission, and synchrotron radiation.  There are also links to learn more about the differences between x-ray astronomy and medical x-rays, and to a word search for x-rays and light.
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Spectroscopy, X-ray sources
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Metadata instance created November 25, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
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February 17, 2007 by Chris Irwin
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(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge), WWW Document, (http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/xrays.html).
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X Rays: Another Form of Light (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge), <http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/xrays.html>.
APA Format
X Rays: Another Form of Light. (n.d.). Retrieved September 1, 2014, from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/xrays.html
Chicago Format
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. X Rays: Another Form of Light. Cambridge: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/xrays.html (accessed 1 September 2014).
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X Rays: Another Form of Light. Cambridge: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/xrays.html>.
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