This image of the Moon was taken by the ROSAT PSPC on 29 June 1990.
The data have
been corrected for the Moon's parallax but not for the effects of telescope
vignetting and exposure differences. Black pixels denote no counts. The
sunlit portion of the Moon is visible, as well as a distinct X-ray shadow
in the diffuse X-ray background cast by the dark side of the Moon.
To retrieve a 1.9MB tif
, or a 150kB postscript
(Credit: Schmitt et al. 1991, Nature, 349, 583.)
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