• Question: what does your machinary actually do? how does it work?

    Asked by courtneyfroggatt to Sam, Ben on 20 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by alessia123, tomandscott, cherryboop.
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      Sam Vinko answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      Its quite complex and does many different things. In short: takes a bunch of electrons, accelerates them to close to the speed of light, passes them through many small magnets which generated coherent X-rays, shoots these X-rays onto specially made targets, looks at how the light interacts with the atoms in the target, analyses the light that comes out taking pictures of what matter inside the sun looks like.