Exploring the X Ray Universe

Many of the X-ray images are previously unpublished and appear for the first time in this book. Clear diagrams support the text, and more specialized topics are covered in separate boxed features.

Exploring the X Ray Universe

Exploring the X-ray Universe describes the view of the stars and galaxies that is obtained through X-ray telescopes. This account of X-ray astronomy incorporates the latest findings from several observatories operating in space. These include the Einstein Observatory operated by NASA, the EXOSAT satellite of the European Space Agency, and the German satellite, ROSAT. The book covers the entire field, with chapters on stars, supernova remnants, normal and active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, the diffuse X-ray background, and more. The authors review basic principles, include the necessary historical background, and explain exactly what we know from X-ray observations of the universe. Copiously illustrated, the book is a complete account of X-ray astronomy. There are 200 illustrations, many in full color, from X-ray, optical and infrared telescopes. Many of the X-ray images are previously unpublished and appear for the first time in this book. Clear diagrams support the text, and more specialized topics are covered in separate boxed features. The book is accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of science and some understanding of general astronomy. It is suitable for amateur astronomers, students interested in the high-energy universe, and professionals needing a source book of X-ray images.

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