What is causing these mystery flares in a nearby galaxy? Strange X-rays are unlike anything in the Milky Way
Two new mysterious sources of ultra-bright flashes, unlike anything seen in the Milky Way, have been discovered in neighbouring galaxies.
Astronomers spotted the two objects after recording a series of flares around 100 million times brighter than the sun.
The luminous objects flare intensely, releasing high levels of x-rays into the universe, before settling down again, leaving astronomers scratching their heads as to their origin.
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ULX’s are rare objects scattered throughout the universe which emit X-ray radiation at levels far brighter than the radiation emitted at... read more
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