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This Chandra X-ray Observatory website gives a brief history on the discovery of X-rays and how they are produced. There is also information on other forms of light. This website includes illustrations and information on X- ray production, inverse Compton scattering, atomic emission, and synchrotron radiation. There are also links to learn more about the differences between x-ray astronomy and medical x-rays, and to a word search for x-rays and light.

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    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Instrumentation,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,Stars,Informal Education,General Physics,X-ray Astronomy,Astronomy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003060349515T,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Historical Astronomy,Spectroscopy,Electricity & Magnetism,History/Policy/Law,Physics,History,General,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Electromagnetic Radiation,X-ray sources

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    English

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