Discovery of X-rays from Mars with Chandra

  title={Discovery of X-rays from Mars with Chandra},
  author={K. Dennerl},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • K. Dennerl
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
On 4 July 2001, X-rays from Mars were detected for the first time. The observation was performed with the ACIS-I detector onboard Chandra and yielded data of high spatial and temporal resolution, together with spectral information. Mars is clearly detected as an almost fully illuminated disk, with an indication of limb brightening at the sunward side, accompanied by some fading on the opposite side. The morphology and the X-ray luminosity of4 MW are fully consistent with fluorescent scattering… Expand
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