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Fraser
2003-Oct-31, 05:21 PM
SUMMARY: The latest image taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows that galaxies aren't as serene as they look in optical light. The observations began in 1999 when Chandra was tuned in to watch the aftermath of a supernova in galaxy NGC 1637. Over the course of 21 months Chandra watched the galaxy and saw intense x-ray flashes from neutron stars and black holes. This behaviour is consistent with the interactions these objects can have with companion stars.


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