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New Finding Helps Further Understanding of X-ray Bursts

February 5, 2007

News thumbnail of thermonuclear explosion A new finding in the study of X-ray bursts will enable researchers to derive many more qualitative predictions about the behavior and characteristics of these phenomena. Full Story

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