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Photos of the Day: Rocket Carries Cutting Edge X-Ray Imager

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 1:25pm
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This Black Brant IX rocket carried two instruments designed to study charge exchange, a physical phenomenon that occurs when the solar wind collides with Earth's exosphere and neutral gas in interplanetary space. Read the full story here.

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NASA scientists Michael Collier, David Sibeck, and Scott Porter teamed to develop and demonstrate the first wide-field X-ray camera for studying a poorly understood phenomenon called "charge exchange."

Credit: Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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