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Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer

Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer

The Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer in the Space Shuttle Endeavor's cargo bay.

The Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer in the Space Shuttle Endeavor's cargo bay. (Credit: NASA)

Lifetime: January 1993

Country (primary): United States

Primary Science

The Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer, or DXS for short, was designed to obtain spectra from the diffuse soft X-ray background. It was flown as an attached payload on the Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-54).

Science Highlights

  • Obtained the first-ever high-resolution spectra of the diffuse soft X-ray background in the energy range of 0.15 to 0.23 keV.

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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