• Study: X-Rays Surrounding ‘Magnificent 7' May Be Traces of Sought-After Particle

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    An artistic rendering of the XMM-Newton space telescope. A study of archival data from the XMM-Newton and the Chandra X-ray space telescopes found evidence of high levels of X-ray emission from the nearby Magnificent Seven neutron stars, which may arise from the hypothetical particles known as axions. (Credits: D. Ducros, ESA/XMM-Newton, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO )
    A new study, led by a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , suggests that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray...
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