View Full Version : Microquasar Puzzles Astronomers

2005-Sep-07, 06:19 AM
SUMMARY: An international team of astronomers have discovered a strange source of high energy gamma rays. The object is called LS5039, and it's known as a microquasar because of the kinds of radiation it generates. Microquasars are binary systems, where a regular star orbits a dead star, like a neutron star or black hole. Material streams from the regular star to the neutron star in such quantity that it starts to back up, like too much water going down a drain. What's unusual about LS5039 is that it's producing more high energy gamma rays than should be possible.

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