View Full Version : Nearsighted No More: Astronomers Resolve Milky Way’s Mysterious X-Ray Glow

2009-Apr-29, 05:20 PM
The map above details the Galactic ridge X-ray emission, first detected 25 years ago and observed recently by NASA’s*Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) observatory. The inset shows the zoomed Chandra image of the region, close to the center of the galaxy.*The mysterious — and formerly blurry — X-ray source puzzled astronomers for a quarter century, [...]

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