An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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X-ray Dim Isolated Neutron Star (XDINS)
  ستاره‌ی ِ نوترونی با پرتوهای ِ ایکس ِ نزار   
setâre-ye notroni bâ partowhâ-ye X-e nazâr

Fr.: étoile à neutron de faibles rayons X   

A member of a class of isolated, radio-silent → pulsars with peculiar properties. They show a purely thermal spectrum at X-ray energies with no evidence for a high-energy, power-law component often detected in other → isolated neutron star classes. The X-ray luminosity is 1031 - 1032 erg s-1, fully consistent with surface blackbody emission with temperatures ~ 40-100 eV and (radiation) radii of a few kilometers, as derived from X-ray spectral fits. With the only exception of RX J1856.5-3754, broad absorption features have been found in all XDINSs. These features have energies ~ 300 - 700 eV, equivalent widths of ~ 50 - 150 eV and, as in the case of RX J0720.4-3125, may be variable.

X-ray; → dim; → isolated; → neutron; → star.

X-ray Dissociation Region (XDR)
  ناحیه‌ی ِ واهزش ِ پرتوهای ِ ایکس   
nâhiye-ye vâhazeš-e partowhâ-ye X

Fr.: région de dissociation par rayons X   

A region of → molecular clouds whose chemistry is affected by → X-rays from neighboring sources.

X-ray; → dissociation; → region.

X-ray persistent
  پرتو ِ X پریستنده   
partow-e X paristandé

Fr.: rayons X persistants   

An → X-ray source that does not display emission → outbursts, in contrast to → X-ray transients.

X-ray; → persistent.

X-ray pulsar
  پولسار ِ پرتوهای ِ ایکس، تپار ِ ~ ~   
pulsâr-e partowhâ-ye iks, tapâr-e ~ ~

Fr.: pulsar X   

A regularly variable X-ray source in which the pulsation is associated with the rotation of a magnetized neutron star in an → X-ray binary. Periods range from a few seconds to a few minutes. Examples include Hercules X-1, Centaurus X-3, Cygnus X-3.

X-ray; → pulsar.

X-ray source
  خن ِ پرتو ِ ایکس   
xan-e partow-e iks

Fr.: source de rayons X   

An astronomical object whose dominant mechanism of radiation is through X-ray emission. X-ray sources contain an extremely hot gas at temperatures from 106 to 108 K. They are generated by various physical processes involving high energies, such as accretion on to a compact object, shock waves from supernovae, stellar winds, hot gas in stellar coronae, or hot spaces between galaxies in a cluster. The first celestial X-ray source, after the Sun, to be detected was → Scorpius X-1 by means of rocket flight (Giacconi et al. 1962).

X-ray; → source.

X-ray spectrometer
  بیناب‌سنج ِ پرتو ِ ایکس   
binâb-sanj-e partow-e iks (#)

Fr.: spectromètre de rayons X   

An instrument for producing an X-ray spectrum and measuring the wavelengths of its components.

X-ray; → spectrometer.

X-ray telescope
  تلسکوپ ِ پرتو ِ ایکس، دوربین ِ ~ ~   
teleskop-e patow-e iks (#), durbin-e ~ ~

Fr.: télescope de rayons X   

A telescope designed to focus X-rays from astronomical objects. X-ray telescopes function from orbital satellites because X-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere. These telescopes require special techniques since the conventional methods used in optical and radio telescopes are not adequate. → grazing-incidence telescope; → Bragg angle.

X-ray; → telescope.

X-ray transient
  پرتو ِ X گذرا   
partow-e X gozarâ

Fr.: rayons X transitoire   

An → X-ray source that enhances its emission well above its usual level for a period typically longer than a week. Recurrences can be → periodic or → aperiodic, but there is no obvious correlation between recurrence time and the luminosity amplitude of the → outburst. X-ray transients seem to be divided into two classes: those associated with → high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) stars and those associated with → low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) stars. The HMXBs contain a → neutron star or → black hole paired with a → massive star. Often, the stellar companion is a → Be star, Be star, which sometimes sheds material from its equatorial region. In these systems, the transient event is characterized by having more higher energy X-rays in the spectrum. The LMXBs contain a neutron star or black hole orbiting around a cooler, → low-mass star. These transient events often generate more lower-energy X-rays.

X-ray; → transient.

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