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Researchers Solve Mystery of X-ray Light Coming From Black Holes
June 14, 2013
It is a mystery that has stymied astrophysicists for decades: How do black holes produce so many high-power X-rays? In a new study, astrophysicists from The Johns Hopkins University, NASA and the Rochester Institute of Technology conducted research that bridges the gap between theory and observation by demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions.
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