X-Ray Sources: Sco X-1



The latest satellite for doing X-ray astronomy, the X-ray Timing Explorer was named after Bruno Rossi, whom we quoted at the beginning of these pages. This satellite has the capability to monitor changes in bright X-ray sources over a mere thousandth of a second! It can also detect and monitor sources that appear unexpectedly, the so-called transient X-ray sources.

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