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APOD: X-Ray Moon Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
APOD: X-Ray Moon
Description:
What you see above is two images of the moon in x-ray light as it moves in front of an x-ray binary star system. The binary is visible as a yellow dot in the first image before being obscured by the moon in the second. Learn more about this image here. To see another image of the moon in x-ray light, see APOD: X-Ray Moon.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.mpe.mpg.de/xray/wave/rosat/index.php?lang=en" target="_blank">ROSAT Mission</a>, <a href="http://http://www.mpe.mpg.de/main.html/" target="_blank">Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik</a>; <a href="http://www.mpe.mpg.de/xray/wave/rosat/gallery/calendar/1992/apr.php" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Moon-x-ray-bin-large-10-14-09.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: ROSAT Mission, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Moon-x-ray-bin-large-10-14-09.gif
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