Imagine the Universe!

Image This!

Image This!

Imaging X-rays is not an easy task! Whether in AXAF or any other imaging X-ray system, certain methods are used....taking advantage of certain principles of physics. This movie will show you in more detail how X-rays from far away sources are brought into focus!

UPDATE: AXAF was renamed the Chandra X-ray Observatory and successfully launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on 28 July 1999. Read more about it!

Imagine the Universe is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Imagine Team
Acting Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
All material on this site has been created and updated between 1997-2012.

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