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Q&A: Chandra Mission

Q:
Who designed the lens of Chandra?

A:
The man who designed the X-ray mirrors on Chandra was Leon van Speybroeck, a great scientist and a wonderful man. We have a tribute to him on the Chandra web site:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/advisories/03_advisories/press_010203.html

For more details on the mirrors, we have multimedia information here:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/animations/mirror.html

An explanation of the difference between X-ray and visible light reflection may be found at:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/reflect/reflect.html

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