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published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This website provides an overview of X-ray Astronomy and X-ray sources: from black holes to galaxy clusters. It covers the history of X-ray astronomy, what X-rays are, how they are produced in the cosmos, why X-ray telescopes must be in space, and why X-ray astronomy is such a "hot" field.
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Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
- Instrumentation
= X-ray Astronomy
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Patricia Monahan
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November 17, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), WWW Document, (https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), <https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html>.
APA Format
The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2022, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html (accessed 8 December 2022).
MLA Format
The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 8 Dec. 2022 <https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide}, Publisher = {National Aeronautics and Space Administration}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {8 December 2022}, Year = {} }
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EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source %T The X-ray Astronomy Field Guide %I National Aeronautics and Space Administration %V 2022 %N 8 December 2022 %9 text/html %U https://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html


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