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Amazing New X-Ray Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy Shows it is Dotted with Black Holes - Universe Today
In any galaxy there are hundreds of X-ray binaries: systems consisting of a black hole capturing and heating material from a relatively low-mass orbiting companion star. But high-mass X-ray binaries — systems consisting of a black hole and an extremely high-mass companion star — are hard to come by. In the Milky Way there’s only … Continue reading "Amazing New X-Ray Image of the Whirlpool Galaxy Shows it is Dotted with Black Holes"