Scientists Discover New Nursery for Superpowered Photons
A strange star system in our own galaxy is producing some of the most powerful gamma rays ever seen. Messengers from this microquasar may offer a glimpse into bizarre objects at the centers of distant galaxies.
One of the weirdest objects in the Milky Way just got weirder. Scientists have discovered a new source of the highest-energy photons in the cosmos: a strange system known as a microquasar, located in our neck of the galaxy, a neighborly 15,000 light years from Earth. The discovery could shed light on some of the biggest, baddest phenomena in the known universe.
Their findings appear in the Oct. 4 issue of Nature. Among the coauthors are Petra Huentemeyer (Physics); Henrike Fleischhack, a postdoctoral research associate; and PhD candidates Chad Brisbois and Binita Hona.
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