Gamma-Ray Binary Star System Found In Another Galaxy For First Time | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
Using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope , scientists have found a star 25-40 times the mass of the sun and a neutron star orbiting each other in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The system, called LMC P3, are producing a "cyclic flood of gamma rays," according to NASA. The space telescope was previously used to find 5 of these systems in the Milky Way.