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X-rays reveal the Galaxy's centre

For twenty years astronomers have wondered what is responsible for the X-ray emission from the centre of our Galaxy. New data from the sharpest X-ray eye around — the Chandra observatory — reveal all.

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Figure 1: Computer illustration of an X-ray binary system.



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