Accession Number : AD0743267

Title :   Observations of the Soft X-Ray Background,

Corporate Author : HULBURT (E O) CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Davidsen,A. ; Shulman,S. ; Fritz,G. ; Meekins,J. F. ; Henry,R. C.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Observations of the diffuse X-ray background over a hemisphere of the sky in the galactic anticenter direction provide clear evidence for an excess intensity below 1 keV in all directions. The correlation of this low energy flux with galactic latitude and with hydrogen column density implies that the radiation originates partially within and partially outside the absorbing layers of the Galaxy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, X RAYS), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, BACKGROUND, INTENSITY, INTERSTELLAR MATTER, X RAY SPECTRA, SOURCES, BLACKBODY RADIATION

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE