Spiral Galaxy M83

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An unusual outburst constructed by a black hole in a circuitously universe has supposing approach justification for a race of old, flighty stellar black holes. The discovery, done by astronomers regulating information from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, provides new discernment into a inlet of a puzzling category of black holes that can furnish as many appetite in X-rays as a million suns illuminate during all wavelengths.

Researchers used Chandra to learn a new ultraluminous X-ray source, or ULX. These objects give off some-more X-rays than many binary systems, in that a messenger star orbits a stays of a collapsed star. These collapsed stars form possibly a unenlightened core called a proton star or a black hole. The additional X-ray glimmer suggests ULXs enclose black holes that competence be many some-more large than a ones found elsewhere in a galaxy.

A paper describing these formula will seem in a May 10, 2012, emanate of The Astrophysical Journal.

Image Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Curtin University/R. Soria et al., Optical: NASA/STScI/ Middlebury College/F. Winkler et al.