x-ray star


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x-ray star

n.
A celestial object, especially a star, that emits an unusually large portion of its radiation in x-rays.
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The X-ray star Cen X-3 was discovered from the UHURU observation by Giacconi et al, (1971) where it has been distinguished as 4.
The central X-ray star was christened 1E 2259+586 for its listing in the First Einstein (1E) Catalog of X-ray Sources and its sky coordinates.
The paper also discusses the purpose of material energy radiation (radioactive decay) as energy supplement for smaller stars, like Earth, and the evolution of the stellar life forms from small planet-stars, into luminous stars, x-ray stars, and eventually into black-hole stars.
X-ray Stars "The last decade has seen enormous advances in X-ray astronomy, as the science has progressed from pioneering sounding rockets to the detailed observations now possible from many satellites.
Dr Goodall added: "The performance of the mirrors is such that, within an area on the sky half a degree across, it would be able to see about 100,000 separate X-ray stars if such a large density of stars actually existed.