China will launch its first x-ray telescope

© ESA / Hubble, ESO, M. Cosplay overmassive black hole destroying a star. Archival photoChina will launch its first x-ray telescope© ESA / Hubble, ESO, M. Kornmesser

China will soon launch its first x-ray space telescope Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), which will observe black holes and neutron stars and the milky way galaxy, reports channel CGTN with reference to the chief scientific officer of the telescope at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Swanana.

«Our space telescope has unique capabilities for observing high-energy cosmic objects such as black holes and neutron stars. We hope that it will help solve such mysteries as the evolution of black holes and strong magnetic fields of neutron stars» — quoted scientist channel.

«In the Universe so many black holes and neutron stars, but we have no full understanding of any of these objects. That’s why we need new satellites to monitor them,» explains Zhang Xuannan.

According to the scientist, the Chinese space telescope compared with other x-ray satellites has a greater detection area, over a wide energy range and field of view. HXMT will work on a wide energy range 1-250 Kev and will be able to perform tasks that previously required several satellites.