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HAWC: Microquasar SS 433 reveals the nature of the brightest lanterns of the universe


October 3, 2018

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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

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The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

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