Definition of X-ray astronomy in English:

X-ray astronomy

Syllabification: X-ray as·tron·o·my

noun

  • The branch of astronomy concerned with the detection and measurement of high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted by celestial objects.
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    • 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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