Sit back and enjoy a movie, courtesy of RXTE! Watch a movie about:
Or visit the RXTE Image Gallery, or see
images from science results on the RXTE Science
Cool movies of RXTE Science results:
- The High Energy Groovie Movie - New! Check out RXTE's first music video, featuring black holes,
pulsars, and the night sky viewed with "X-ray eyes."
- The ASM Movie - the XTE All-Sky Monitor (ASM) team speeds up time,
showing you years of observations of the X-ray sky in just minutes!
New ASM Movie: 10 years of RXTE!
A ten-year, time-lapsed movie of the Galaxy. The caption describes objects featured in
the video. Or, compare to the earlier movie ("Original ASM Movie," below), which has labels in
Original ASM Movie: The First 4 Years of RXTE
Four years in 5 minutes.
This version includes includes text labels in the video, highlighting objects of
- Galactic Center Scans - see the objects at the center of our
galaxy change as RXTE repeatedly scans the Milky Way's heart (Markwardt,
C., primary investigator)
- "Old Faithful" Black Hole - movies and press about a special Black Hole in our galaxy
- RXTE Discovers Millisecond Pulsar - movies and press about an X-ray emitting Neutron Star that
rotates more than 400 times in one second (or once every 2.5
Computer animations of RXTE in space
- RXTE being put into orbit by Delta II rocket (final stage)
- RXTE satellite overview
- The RXTE satellite in orbit
- RXTE repositions to observe a new target
- The High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment (HEXTE) Instrument
- The Proportional Counter Array (PCA) Instrument
- The All-Sky Monitor (ASM) Instrument
See and hear RXTE's launch from a variety of views!
- Images and Videos
- Audio Launch of RXTE - audio & text files describing the launch
Long AU version for
Macintosh, PC, SGI
- Long AIFF-C format for
- Long WAV format for PC
- Long AU format for Sun
- Long RealAudio for
Macintosch and PC.
Short text version of the audio file.
Long text version of the audio file.
- Eye-witness accounts of the launch
- Pre-Launch Activities - movies and images of RXTE's rocket on
the pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Flight Center
If you have a question about RXTE, please send email to one of our