“Now we can do real astrophysical analysis on the burst source and the galaxy that harbours it,” says James Cordes of Cornell University
A fossilised remnant of our galaxy, harbouring stars of hugely different ages, has been found
It’s a way of finding distant worlds, so how does it work?
It eats amazingly tidily and it’s way too luminous for its mass. That’s two things about the Pinwheel Galaxy’s black hole ULX-1 that could change our understanding of these high gravity objects.