What's this Yohkoh you keep talking about?

The Yohkoh spacecraft is a satellite built by scientists in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Together these scientists use the instruments on Yohkoh to look at our Sun. The X-ray images and movies S X T telescopeshown on these webpages come from one of the instruments on Yohkoh, called the Soft X-Ray Telescope (or SXT). Here's a picture of the SXT:

Can you guess what the word "Yohkoh" means? (The answer is only a click away!)

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Image Credit:
SXT Telescope, Lockheed-Martin Palo Alto Research Laboratory