29 January 2004 MAXIM x-ray interferometry mission
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The MicroArcsecond Imaging Mission (MAXIM) will resolve the event horizons of black holes with 0.1 microarcsecond imaging in the X-ray bandpass. In the NASA "Beyond Einstein" roadmap, MAXIM takes it place as the "Black hole Imager." In this paper, we will outline the scientific goals for this mission. We will describe the current state of the technology -- including a discussion of several laboratory demonstrations of X-ray interferometry. We will describe some engineering studies we have performed over the past two years.
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Keith C. Gendreau, Keith C. Gendreau, Webster C. Cash, Webster C. Cash, Ann F. Shipley, Ann F. Shipley, Nicholas E. White, Nicholas E. White, } "MAXIM x-ray interferometry mission", Proc. SPIE 5168, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy, (29 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506198; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506198
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