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Chandra X-ray Observatory Pinpoints Edge Of Accretion Disk Around Black Hole

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May 8, 2001
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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Using four NASA space observatories, astronomers have shown that a flaring black hole source has an accretion disk that stops much farther out than some theories predict. This provides a better understanding of how energy is released when matter spirals into a black hole.

Using four NASA space observatories, astronomers have shown that a flaring black hole source has an accretion disk that stops much farther out than some theories predict. This provides a better understanding of how energy is released when matter spirals into a black hole.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra X-ray Observatory Pinpoints Edge Of Accretion Disk Around Black Hole." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 May 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010508082955.htm>.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2001, May 8). Chandra X-ray Observatory Pinpoints Edge Of Accretion Disk Around Black Hole. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010508082955.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra X-ray Observatory Pinpoints Edge Of Accretion Disk Around Black Hole." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010508082955.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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