Glossary of Radio Astronomy Terms
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The study of electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths shorter than ultraviolet radiation but longer than gamma-rays. The Earth’s atmosphere makes viewing celestial objects difficult from the ground, so objects observed through X-ray must be observed through satellites and rockets attached with X-ray antennas.
A binary system consisting of a normal star and collapsed star of either a neutron star, black hole or white dwarf.
An antenna often outside of Earth’s atmosphere used to observe short wavelengths on an x-ray level.