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ATHENA

(planned ESA X-ray space telescope)

Note that the name Athena or ATHENA has several common uses in current astrophysics:


ATHENA (for Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics) is a planned ESA X-ray-telescope space mission aiming for a 2031 launch for an L2 Lagrangian point deployment. It aims for an angular resolution on the order of 5 arcseconds. Instruments:


Athena is the name of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) code developed at Princeton University.


Athena is the name of a code to find second-order correlation functions (N-point functions), e.g., to analyze observed galaxy distributions in search of instances of gravitational lensing.


(telescope,spacecraft,X-ray,plan,L2,ESA)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Telescope_for_High_Energy_Astrophysics
https://www.the-athena-x-ray-observatory.eu/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008ApJS..178..137S/abstract
https://princetonuniversity.github.io/Athena-Cversion
http://www.cosmostat.org/software/athena
http://ascl.net/1402.026
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
103pm3.0EHz12keVbeginATHENA
4.2nm73PHz0.3keVendATHENA

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