Chandra’s Technology and Its Special Mirrors to detect X.docx

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Chandra’s Technology and Its Special Mirrors to detect X-ray Scientist Martin Elvis explains about Chandra’s technology by saying; ‘The main thing that Chandra does is take these superb, sharp images. X-ray telescopes are different from optical telescope. They have a very different shape they are really reflecting light in just the same way as optical light, it’s just that with x-rays, you have to coax them into being reflected. If you have a normal mirror you look at yourself in the mirror and the lights going in and straight back, so its being bounced through 180 degrees. If you try that with x-rays they just get absorbed, but you can get specular reflection if you come in at a grazing angle of a degree or less. Once you get that specular reflection, x-rays act just like optical light. You can concentrate them and focus them, no problem. Trouble is you’re only bending the light
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