x-ray burster


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x-ray burster

n.
Any of several celestial phenomena characterized by the occasional and sometimes periodic emission of short, very powerful bursts of x-radiation.
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Kaler even lists the Sun, though it isn't counted and leads the pack as "star zero." Also included are other invisible stars like SGR 1900+14 (a soft gamma-ray repeater) and MXB 1730-335 (an X-ray burster).
This stellar system made headlines in 1975 when the Astronomical Netherlands Satellite revealed it as the first known X-ray burster in the heavens.
The accumulated data indicate that although the shape of the object's pulses in time resembles that of a gamma-ray burster, it repeats like an X-ray burster. It has repeated 100 times between Aug.