All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chandra X-ray Observatory’

Ultra Bright Black Hole Discovered

An ultraluminous black hole that exists in the neighboring Pinwheel Galaxy has been discovered by astronomers, which shines twice as bright as previously thought possible. The ultra-bright object, which exists in a system called ULX-1, that resides about 22 million light-years from Earth, may alter traditional thinking regarding how black holes radiate energy. Joel Bregman of the University of Michigan …

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Young Black Hole May Have Been Formed in Rare Supernova

Astronomers have found evidence that suggests the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy may reside in the remnants of a rare supernova. The remnant, named W49B, is only around 1,000 years old and only 26,000 light-years from Earth. Astronomers have called the object “rare” because of the way the supernova took place. Instead of explosively ejecting matter in …

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New NASA Video Shows Massive Pulsar Jet in Action

NASA this week released footage that shows exactly what a jet of particles shooting out from around a pulsar looks like. Astronomers say the new research could provide new insight into these super-dense objects. The video features the Vela pulsar, which is a neutron star that formed after the collapse of a massive star. The star is around 1,000 light-years …

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Milky Way is Surrounded by Hot Gas, Says NASA

Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence that the Milky Way galaxy is surrounded by a halo of hot gas. Extending for hundreds of thousands of light years, the mass of the gas cloud is estimated to be comparable to the mass of all the stars in the galaxy. “Our work shows that, for reasonable values of parameters …

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