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HAWC: Microquasar SS 433 reveals the nature of the brightest lanterns of the universe
October 3, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.They shine even from billions of light-years away. Intriguing and enigmatic, quasars are loath to uncover their secrets. Fortunately, we can find out more about them by looking at their star counterparts -- microquasars. Many years of observation of the microquasar SS 433, carried out in the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory, have made it possible to identify for the first time, spectacular details of the processes responsible for the production of high-energy radiation.Full Story
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
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