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Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic One Ring -- in X-rays

6 Sep 2018, 19:20 UTC
Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic One Ring -- in X-rays

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a ring of black holes or neutron stars in a galaxy 300 million light years from Earth. This ring, while not wielding power over Middle Earth, may help scientists better understand what happens when galaxies smash into one another in catastrophic impacts.

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