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Manatee Nebula Named For Its Resemblance To The Sea Cow
2013-01-19 07:04:37

Thanks to a powerful National Science Foundation telescope and an observation made by one National Radio Astronomy Observatory official, the W50 nebula located approximately 18,000 light years away has a new name – the Manatee Nebula.

NASA's RXTE Finds Tiniest Black Hole With A 'Heartbeat'
2011-12-15 11:06:07

An international team of astronomers has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).

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2011-01-13 09:55:00

Using two NASA X-ray satellites, astronomers have discovered what drives the "heartbeats" seen in the light from an unusual black hole system.


Latest Microquasars Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Microquasar -- Microquasars are smaller cousins of quasars. They are named after quasars, as they have some common characteristics: strong and variable radio emission often seen as radio jets, and an accretion disk surrounding a black hole. In quasars, the black hole is supermassive (millions of solar masses) as in microquasars, the black hole mass is a few solar masses. In microquasars, the accreted mass comes from a normal star and the accretion disk is very luminous in optical regions...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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