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Summary of the past, present and future of the X-ray astronomy

Kalemci, Emrah (2018) Summary of the past, present and future of the X-ray astronomy. European Physical Journal Plus, 133 (10). ISSN 2190-5444

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjp/i2018-12284-6

Abstract

The first cosmic X-ray source Sco X-1 was discovered with an Aerobee rocket in 1962 by Riccardo Giacconi. Since then, the field of X-ray astronomy developed significantly, not only in terms of capabilities and technology of X-ray observatories, but also in terms of theoretical understanding of a very wide range of astronomical objects and fields. The X-ray astronomy usually refers to the energy range of fractions of keV to a few hundred keVs, and creation of these photons in large amounts requires extremely high temperatures, magnetic fields, and extreme environments. This review summarizes the historical development of X-ray astronomy, provides introductory information regarding X-ray detectors and telescopes, discusses the current operational X-ray observatories, and finally introduces a sample of upcoming X-ray observatories that will revolutionize the field in the near future.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:WoS & Scopus Document Type: Review
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460-466 Astrophysics
ID Code:37602
Deposited By:Emrah Kalemci
Deposited On:07 Aug 2019 20:02
Last Modified:07 Aug 2019 20:02

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