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Companion Stars Could Cause Unexpected X-Rays - Universe Today
Many types of main sequence stars emit in the X-ray portion of the spectra. In massive stars, strong stellar winds ripping through the extended atmosphere of the star create X-ray photons. On lower mass stars, magnetic fields twisting through the photosphere heat it sufficiently to produce X-rays. But between these two mechanisms, in the late … Continue reading "Companion Stars Could Cause Unexpected X-Rays"