Astro-H Satellite Will Gather Elusive X-ray Data...

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  1. Shockwind
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    Astro-H Satellite Will Gather Elusive X-ray Data From Black Holes and Supernovae

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    Japanese and Canadian astronomers are working together to develop a new satellite capable of detecting and imaging high- and low-energy X-ray emissions from space. The Astro-H observatory will use a variety of instruments to make observations of some of the most extreme and volatile objects in the Universe, and will allow astronomers to study the dynamics and environments of black holes, supernova remnants, and galaxy clusters. The observatory is designed to achieve exceptionally high resolution X-ray spectra and some of the first high-energy X-ray images.

    The international project, known as the "Astro-H X-ray Mission," is spearheaded by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and is set to launch in 2014. Canadian astronomers and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are collaborating on the project, and are responsible for designing the satellite's alignment system. The system, called the Canadian Astro-H Metrology System (CAMS), will allow researchers to correct their data for fluctuations in the alignment experienced by the satellite while in space. This will allow scientists to reduce the blurring and distortion effects in images captured by the satellite.[/p]

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  3. SamAsh07

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    Technology keeps advancing, if this is able to actually get SOME data out of those Blackholes, the mystery of it might be revealed.
     
  4. Chhotu uttam

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    Blackholes?
    I thought that were far away from our planet?
     
  5. Fluttercry

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    We have them in our galaxy, but they're still thousands of lightyears away. Just as our planet revolves around the sun, our sun revolves around a black hole in the center of our galaxy, and our galaxy revolves around an even larger blackhole in the universe. But there are also thousands of smaller black holes inside and around our galaxy. Though these "high tech satellites" will take many many years to even leave our solar system because theres not enough fuel to have a satelite reach the speed of light, and their equipment and cameras on the satellite can only study/record less than the smallest of fractions. Its actually very pointless to post news about a satellite launch when the data it means to collect won't reach any real significance in 5, 10, maybe 15 or more years. And its data won't even serve people any use other than answering a few questions or confirming a few theories, something that concerns no one in GBATemp.
     
  6. Narayan

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    I have to disagree. Not all tempers are not interested in these stuff. Answering some of the scientist's questions and confirming new theories will result in a possibility which they will again want to test. In every new thing discovered, there are always new possibilities. Years ago the computer concerns no one. now a lot of people use it.

    It may also help a kid determine what he wants to be in the future.