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Last Post 10/21/2010 6:45 AM by  Anonymous
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10/20/2010 1:49 PM

    Can you answer these for me?

    1. what does SXT stand for?

    2. what images the SXT special?

    3. Sxt looks at the _________ sun.

    Tags: X-Rays, telescopes and SXT, Corona, Yohkoh

    Paulett Liewer

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    10/20/2010 7:48 PM


    SXT stands for Solar X-ray Telescope. SXT was an X-ray telescope on the Japanese Yohkoh spacecraft. It was very very special because, by being above the Earth's atmosphere, it could image the X-ray flux from the Sun. It absolutely revolutionized our ideas about the activity going on in the solar corna.

    To answer #3, SXT looks at the very hot part of the corona of the Sun. Only in regions where the corona is very hot does it emit X-rays.




    10/21/2010 6:45 AM
    thanks for you help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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