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Ultraluminous X-ray sources

Small field with a large impact

The nature of ultraluminous X-ray astronomical sources has long been unclear. The latest observations of these rare systems provide some crucial clues, but still leave theorists scratching their heads. See Letters p.198 & p.202

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Figure 1: Artist's impression of an ultraluminous X-ray source.

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Gladstone, J. Small field with a large impact. Nature 514, 171–172 (2014).

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