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Microquasar Found in Neighboring Galaxy, Tantalizing Scientists

December 12, 2012

the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) Scientists who discovered the first microquasar beyond our own Milky Way galaxy are excited at the prospect of more such objects yielding valuable clues about how these mysterious powerhouses actually work. Full Story

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