X-Ray Black Hole

Extra X-rays from this black hole
X-Ray Black Hole

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered an extraordinary outburst.

Outburst is by a black hole in the spiral galaxy M83.

This is located about 15 million light years from Earth.

Using Chandra, astronomers found a new ultraluminous X-ray source, or ULX.

These objects give off more X-rays than most normal binary systems in which a companion star is in orbit around a neutron star or black hole.


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