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Scientists to See Flares of 700,000 Stars Using Russian Space Observatory

23 Apr 2019, 20:11 UTC
Scientists to See Flares of 700,000 Stars Using Russian Space Observatory
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Scientists expect to observe about 3 million black holes and the flares of 700,000 stars, using the Spektr-RG astrophysical observatory, Observatory Scientific Head, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Rashid Syunyayev said on Monday."We hope to observe about 3 million black holes and will be able to see the traces of sound waves. We hope to see the flares of 700,000 stars of our galaxy," the researcher said.All the ground tests of the eRosita and ART-XC telescopes have been completed and these devices are expected to yield interesting results, he said.It was reported earlier that the observatory would be delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome overnight to April 25.The Spektr-Rentgen-Gamma (Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma) space observatory is the largest joint project of Russia and Germany in the field of astrophysics. The spacecraft built at the Lavochkin research and production association comprises two telescopes: eRosita made by the Max Planck Institute for Extra-Terrestrial Physics (Germany) and ART-XC developed by the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and manufactured by the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov.After its launch, the spacecraft will be sent to a Lagrange point (a point of equal impact of gravitational and centrifugal forces) of the ...

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