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Something strange is happening out there or it’s just a coincidence? Unusual objects have appeared the last years in imagery from ESA/NASA’s solar spacecrafts, orbiting the Sun. Space agencies have tried to give explanations for many of these strange images but many of them still remain unsolved. Sometimes solar spacecrafts go crazy. Clips, images credit: […]
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Scientists have detected two mysterious objects in space that dramatically flare into a burst of bright X-rays, and they’re like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
These mysterious X-ray sources – which have been observed erupting in two different galaxies – qualify at their peak as what astronomers call ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs), but their unusual flaring behaviour doesn’t match up with any known cosmic phenomena.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” says astronomer Jimmy Irwin from the University of Alabama. “Astronomers have seen many different objects that flare up, but these may be examples of an entirely new phenomenon.”
Irwin began looking for evidence of unusual X-ray activity after scientists detected extremely bright flaring near a galaxy called NGC 4697. Only two very brief bursts were observed at the time – one in 2003 and one in 2007 – and nobody knew what caused them.
To see if they could find evidence of similar flares, Irwin and his team sifted through archival data covering 70 galaxies collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
After examining several thousand X-ray sources in Chandra’s (more…)