China tests new ‘lobster eye’ X-ray telescope

A new “lobster eye” telescope has shed its first images on a small Chinese satellite, paving the way for more complex future missions using its technology.

The Lobster Eye Imager for Astronomy (LEIA) is in orbit aboard the SATech-01 satellite, which Launched in July. Early results of the instrument have now been published based on the first images of LEIA, which focus on the galactic center region, the Scorpius X-1 binary. star Order and loop hen spread nebula.

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