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16 December 2002 Future x-ray missions
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Recent results from XMM-Newton and Chandra show that sufficiently sensitive x_ray imaging and spectroscopic capabilities allow one to observe the evolution of active galaxies out to z ~ 6, the x-ray signature of luminous star forming galaxies at z~3, as well as the origin and evolution of cosmic structure. With the advent of new optical/UV/IR and radio capabilities in the next decade, it is appropriate to evaluate the future capabilities of planned x-ray missions (e.g., Constellation_X and Astro-E2) as well as other missions being developed (e.g., Gen-X, XEUS, and Astro-G) or under advance planning (MAXIM and EXIST). I will present a summary of the present status of the field and the capabilities of these missions for extragalactic x-ray astronomy.
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Richard F. Mushotzky "Future x-ray missions", Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456506;


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