A New Class Of X-ray Star?
The team pointed both the Hubble Space Telescope and the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer at the hot star gamma Cassiopeiae, simultaneously for one full day in March, 1996 in order to understand the origin of the bright, variable X-rays coming from this star. To their surprise they discovered the X-rays are probably produced by extraordinarily hot surface flares, which are completely unexpected and unpredicted for a star of this type.
About the Image
|Release date:||9 January 1998, 06:00|
|Size:||913 x 675 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Gamma Cassiopeia, IRAS 00536+6026|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable|
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|Distance:||600 light years|