What is X-RAY TELESCOPE?

An instrument deployed at high altitude by balloon, rocket or spacecraft to detect and record cosmic X-rays from space. To focus the X-rays by mirrors, grazing incidence techniques are used. X-ray detectors include gas counters and scintillation counters. See panel on Astronomical telescope


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