Deep Chandra & Hubble Observations of Ngc 4697, the Nearest Optically Luminous, X-ray Faint Elliptical Galaxy

With NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, we have accumulated over two days of data from NGC 4697, the nearest optically luminous, X-ray faint elliptical galaxy. These observations provide one of the deepest views of low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs; binary stars, with one normal star with M.MSun and either a neutron star or black hole, which emit profuse… CONTINUE READING