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Watch: NASA telescope captures sensational gamma-ray binary in space

Scientists in NASA have spotted sizzling gamma-ray binary in space using data from it's Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope.


Watch: NASA telescope captures sensational gamma-ray binary in space
Image courtesy: NASA

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New Delhi: Scientists in NASA have spotted sizzling gamma-ray binary in space using data from it's Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope.

This binary has been captured in another galaxy and is the most luminous one to be ever seen.

The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

"Fermi has detected only five of these systems in our own galaxy, so finding one so luminous and distant is quite exciting," said lead researcher Robin Corbet from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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(Video courtesy: NASA Goddard)

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