X-ray Astronomy Laboratory

Let’s learn about the high-temperature, high-energy universe

In the universe, there are constellations of celestial bodies, such as black holes and galaxy groups that emit X-rays of short wavelength and high energy – more than 1,000 times higher than that of visible light. Our laboratory studies the high-temperature, high-energy state of the universe by analyzing X-ray data from celestial bodies, which are observed by satellites. Moreover, we are committed to developing systems designed to informing wider audiences in society about the latest results of space research.
Faculty of Engineering
Electronic Information Systems
Faculty Name
Aya Kubota
Academic Society
The Astronomical Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan
Space,  Physics, Mechanics

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For Society

Observing X-ray emitting black holes and other celestial bodies make it possible to learn the behavior of substances under the high-temperature, supergravity conditions, which cannot be reproduced in laboratories on the ground.

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