X-Ray Sources: Sco X-1



In fact, the moon is the LEAST luminous extra-terrestrial X-ray source known with an X-ray luminosity of 7 x 1011 erg per second! On the basis of the known flux of solar X-rays, the flux from the moon is estimated to be about 0.1 to 1.0 photon cm-2 sec-1.

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