HEAD Division Meeting 1999, April 1999
Session 37. Missions
Oral, Thursday, April 15, 1999, 11:00am-12:40pm, Colonial Room

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[37.04] The Constellation X-ray Mission

N.E. White (NASA/GSFC), H. Tananbaum (SAO)

Constellation-X is the X-ray equivalent of the Keck Telescope. When observations begin towards the end of the next decade, they will mark the start of a new era with high resolution X-ray spectra obtained for all classes of X-ray sources over a wide range of luminosity and distance. With its increased capabilities, Constellation-X will address many fundamental astrophysics questions such as observing the formation and evolution of clusters of galaxies; and constraining the Baryon content of the Universe; determining the spin of super massive black holes in AGN and probing strong gravity in their vicinity.


If the author provided an email address or URL for general inquiries, it is as follows:
http://constellation.gsfc.nasa.gov

nwhite@lheapop.gsfc.nasa.gov


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