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Array of radio telescopes reveals explosion on the surface of a hot dead star

Written by  Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:27
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Paris, France (SPX) Jun 30, 2020
An international group of researchers observed a source of variable gamma rays identified in 2010 by the NASA satellite Fermi. They used a technique called VLBI, that combines data from several radio telescopes on Earth, to produce the sharpest images to date. Surprisingly, the source of gamma rays was a symbiotic nova, a peculiar stellar system known to astronomers as V407 Cyg. The result

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