Unformatted text preview: the x-rays emitted from black holes in other galaxies. The initials XMM stand for X-ray Multi-Mirror. However, the XMM's real name is High-Throughput X-ray Spectroscopy Mission, spectroscopy meaning light being spread in a spectrum. This light is analyzed to allow astronomers to determine the light's source compound. The XMM uses four small thrusters filled with hydrazine gas to orient itself with great precision. Illustration 1: The schematic of the XMM Newton Satellite...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ASTR 101 at San Jose State.