Dissecting X-ray–Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy

@article{Wang2013DissectingXG,
  title={Dissecting X-ray–Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy},
  author={Q. Wang and M. Nowak and S. Markoff and F. Baganoff and S. Nayakshin and F. Yuan and J. Cuadra and J. Davis and J. Dexter and A. Fabian and N. Grosso and D. Haggard and J. Houck and L. Ji and Z. Li and J. Neilsen and D. Porquet and F. Ripple and R. Shcherbakov},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={341},
  pages={981 - 983}
}
  • Q. Wang, M. Nowak, +16 authors R. Shcherbakov
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • The Galaxy Center in X-rays At the center of our Galaxy there is a black hole 4-million-fold more massive than the Sun. Wang et al. (p. 981; see the Perspective by Schnittman) report x-ray data on the accretion flow around this supermassive black hole, revealing how it interacts with its surroundings. The data rule out the possibility that the quiescent (that is, flare-free) x-rays observed are produced by coronal emission from a population of stars at the center of the Galaxy and also rule out… CONTINUE READING
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