Accession Number : AD0717668

Title :   Search for Polarization in the X-Ray Emission of the Crab Nebula,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK COLUMBIA ASTROPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wolff,R. S. ; Angel,J. R. P. ; Novick,R. ; Bout,P. Vanden

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The results can best be interpreted as setting an upper limit of 27% on the polarization of the x-ray emission of Taurus X-1 with a 99% confidence level. The present result does not serve to distinguish between synchrotron and other processes suggested for x-ray production in the Crab nebula. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NEBULAE, X RAYS), (*X RAYS, POLARIZATION), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SOUNDING ROCKETS, MODULATION, COSMIC RAYS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE