The EP-WXT Pathfinder catches first wide-field snapshots of X-ray universe

2022-08-31

EP-WXT Pathfinder, an experimental module for the wide-field X-ray telescope (WXT) of Einstein Probe, releases on August 27 (GMT+8) its first results from a test flight, including an 800-second X-ray "time-lapse photography" of a region of the Galactic center, a dense area at the core of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. These mark the first wide-field X-ray snapshots of our universe available for the public so far, captured by the first truly wide-field focusing imaging X-ray telescope ever flown in space. 

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EP-WXT Pathfinder targets on a region of the Galactic center at the core of the Milky Way. 

(Image credit: X-ray: CAS, optical: ESA / Gaia / DPAC)