The branch of astronomy concerned with the detection and measurement of high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted by celestial objects.
- 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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Syllabification: X-ray as·tron·o·my
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