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X-ray source

(RS)
(something in the sky generating X-ray signal)

An X-ray source is an object, or a location in the celestial sphere from which X-rays are detected. The term X-ray source avoids interpretation (i.e., any declaration what kind of object is producing the X-rays), though it is often used even when a certain type of source is assumed. X-ray astronomy began in full with the development of X-ray space observatories.

Example sources:

Shock and magnetic fields can be factors in producing the heat to produce discernible X-ray thermal emission. Stars (e.g., the Sun) produce X-rays, such as that from the corona which includes plasma significantly hotter than the stellar surface. X-ray is found from some pre-main-sequence stars, some early stars, and some cool stars such as M dwarves and brown dwarfs.


(X-ray,object type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophysical_X-ray_source
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_astronomy
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog  
GXGX 339-4X-ray sourcegeneral for "galactic X-ray source"

Referenced by:
active galactic nucleus (AGN)
Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS)
Compton reflection
HEAO-1
HEAO-2
MAXI
rare designator prefixes
Rosat Bright Survey (RBS)
ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX)
X-ray

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