Wolk, Scott J. High Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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- Notable x-ray observatories
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- Galactic sources
- Extragalactic sources
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The study of x-rays emitted by virtually all types of astronomical objects. Scientists rely on x-ray observations to acquire insights into astrophysical phenomena that cannot be gleaned solely through, or in combination with, other forms of light and radiation (Fig. 1.) See also: Light; Radiation
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