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written by Jerry Bonnell and Robert Nemiroff
This Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the moon in x-ray light. The image was taken by the ROSAT Observatory in 1990. The explanation below the picture includes links to more information and images.
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- Solar System
= The Moon
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
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image credit: ROSAT Mission, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from October 16, 2009 until November 1, 2009. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2000 J. Schmitt et al., ROSAT Mission, MPE, ESA
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Keywords: moon, x-rays
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 15, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Jan 28, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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September 2, 2000
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Bonnell, J., & Nemiroff, R. (2000, September 2). APOD: X-Ray Moon. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from
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