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AXAFAdvanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility
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Early on, AXAF will mostly be staring at bright stars to test its focusing.
While orbiting Earth, AXAF will produce ultrasharp images and high-resolution spectroscopy at low X-ray energies, ranging from 100 to 10,000 electronvolts.
"Images from the new telescope will allow us to make major advances toward understanding how exploding stars create and disperse many of the elements necessary for new solar systems and for life itself," explains Harvey Tananbaum, director of the AXAF Science Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass., who is responsible for the telescope's science mission.
Axa Insurance (AXAF.PA), Allianz SE (ETR: ALV) and FBD (FBD.EN) denied the charges.
AXAF's launch was delayed twice because ground testing took longer than expected.
The centerpiece of NASA's 1998 plans in space astronomy is the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF).
Competing for "new start" status with the two projects, however, is another major project, an earth-orbiting observatory called the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF).
Gould was previously a director at Societe Generale (SocGen) (SOGN.PA) (OTC: SCGLY) (GLE.FR), AXA (AXAF.PA) (EPA: CS) and associate director at Barclays Capital covering institutions for the corporate bond and syndicated loan trading desks.
JONATHAN McDOWELL, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, works on science planning for the forthcoming AXAF mission.
This is 1,000 times that of AXAF, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility that NASA intends to put into orbit early in the next decade.
Axa (AXAF.PA) units in UK & Ireland have reported an increase in revenue.
The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), slated for launch this year, may be able to thoroughly trace the galaxies' shocked interstellar gases; the planned Millimeter Array radio telescope should be able to single out their giant molecular clouds.