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X-ray astronomy

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Definition of X-ray astronomy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of astronomy concerned with the detection and measurement of high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted by celestial objects.
Example sentences
  • The field of X-ray astronomy profited by some of the technological developments that went on in these programmes.
  • ‘Giacconi really can be considered the father of cosmic X-ray astronomy,’ Hughes says.
  • So X-ray astronomy came of age as a branch of science only when suitable detectors were placed in orbit around the Earth.

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