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Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image

Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image

MAXI mounted on the International Space Station

The MAXI experiment mounted to the Japanese Experiment Module - Exposed Facilicy on the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

Lifetime: July 2009 - present

Country (primary): Japan

Primary Science

The Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image, or MAXI for short, is an X-ray camera that is installed onboard the International Space Station. It is designed to observe celestial objects that emit X-rays and to conduct a full-sky survey every 96 minutes.

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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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