NASA’s Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door

Posted by on September 30, 2016 2:01 am
Categories: Science

Scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

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