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The entire sky in X-rays

The eRosita X-ray telescope consists of seven identical mirror modules, each with 54 mirror shells. After the mirrors and cameras had been integrated in the cleanroom of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, the X-ray “eyes” were closed by ...

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Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and ...

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Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields

The Euclid Deep Fields. Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC; Euclid Consortium. Acknowledgment: Euclid Consortium Survey Group Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields Scientists in the Euclid Consortium have selected three extremely dark patches of the sky that will be the subject of ...

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NICER’s Night Moves Trace the X-ray Sky

NICER’s Night Moves Trace the X-ray Sky In this image, numerous sweeping arcs seem to congregate at various bright regions. You may wonder: What is being shown? Air traffic routes? Information moving around the global internet? Magnetic fields looping across ...

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