Andromeda galaxy’s high-energy X-ray scan reveals 40 “X-ray binaries”

January 6, 2016 7:13 PM

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The Andromeda galaxy, the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbor, can be dubbed as a test bed for astronomers looking to find answers to some of the mysteries of space and Universe and in one such endeavor, researchers observed the galaxy with high-energy X-ray vision to study 40 “X-ray binaries”.

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array came to aid for this particular scan and astronomers involved with the study were able to garner some interesting insights into these celestial objects with implication on our overall understanding of the Universe.

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