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Cosmic Blast of X-rays Inexplicably Outshines All of a Galaxy's Stars - Seeker

A mysterious, sudden, and bright flash of X-rays was caught by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, with astronomers wondering if it signals a completely new type of cataclysmic event. By Nancy Atkinson. Published On 04/04/2017. 10:18 AM EDT. Share on ...and more »

Peculiar X-Ray Burst Has Astronomers Stumped -

Astronomers spotted a peculiar burst of bright X-rays in a distant area of the universe, and they're not quite sure where it came from. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory detected the outburst, called CDF-S XT1, in a region known as the Chandra Deep ...and more »

Deepest X-ray Image Ever Made Contains Mysterious Explosion - Universe Today

For over sixty years, astronomers have been exploring the Universe for x-ray sources. Known to be associated with stars, clouds of super heated gas, interstellar mediums, and destructive events, the detection of cosmic x-rays is challenging work. In ...and more »

A Mysterious Flash From a Faraway Galaxy - New York Times

It was a spark in the night. A flash of X-rays from a galaxy hovering nearly invisibly on the edge of infinity. Astronomers say they do not know what caused it. The orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, was in the midst of a 75-day survey of a patch of ...and more »

A Strange Explosion in a Galaxy Billions of Light-Years Away Has Scientists Stumped - Futurism

While taking the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date from NASA's Chandra Observatory, researchers detected a mysterious explosion in a galaxy about 10.7 billion light-years away. Scientists know of no astronomical phenomenon that can explain ...and more »

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Detects Mysterious Explosion From Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light Years Away - Tech Times

Scientists analyzing an X-ray image of the universe detected a large but unexplained explosion that occurred from a galaxy located about 10.7 billion light-years away in a region called the Chandra Deep Field-South. From Faint To Super Bright. NASA's ...and more »

Mysterious cosmic explosion puzzles astronomers - Astronomy Now Online

A mysterious X-ray source became 1,000 times brighter over a few hours before fading dramatically in about a day. Credit: NASA/CXC/Universidad Católica de Chile/F.Bauer et al. A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray ...and more »

NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Detects 'Completely New Type of Cataclysmic Event' - NDTV

A mysterious flash of X-rays probably resulting from a "completely new type of cataclysmic event" in space has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, a study says. While the scientists believe the flash of X-rays, which stemmed from a ...and more »

NASA astronomers left baffled by these mysterious cosmic explosions - International Business Times, India Edition

The astronomers are baffled by these X-ray explosions, the source of which still remains an unsolved mystery. By : Nupur Jha. Apr 4, 2017 19:57 IST. nasa, Chandra X-ray Observatory, x-ray, space, mystery. Astronomers spotted a mysterious X-ray burst ...and more »

The Cosmic Explosion That Astronomers Can't Figure Out - Observer

An image of NASA”s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope shows a halo of hot gas surrounding spiral galaxy NGC 4631. NASA/Getty Images. In a small galaxy 10.7 billion light years away, a mysterious flash of x-rays discovered by NASA's ...and more »