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Russia’s space program detailing X-ray sources in the sky

Russia’s most unique post-Soviet space science rocket is launched from Kazakhstan’s Bikona base. The Proton rocket will be equipped with Spektr-RG astronomical telescopes and will provide detailed maps of X-ray sources across the sky. X-ray sources, such as black holes in the center of the galaxy, will be described in detail, and it is estimated that about three million X-ray sources could be identified.

The Proton rocket will head to Lagrange Point 2, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. It is a shady place. It is a popular place for monitoring because it is free from temperature fluctuations. Detailed maps of X-ray sources across the sky are expected to provide an in-depth look at the accelerating process of cosmic expansion. The Spektr-RG telescope is a combination of two telescopes. The eRosita is a German-made telescope called the ART-XC.

The telescope is made in Russia. Both astronomical telescopes feature sensors and seven mirrors that combine X-ray light.