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Brightest gamma-ray binary found

Gamma-ray binary is the name given to a system of two stars, one a normal star and the other either a neutron star or a black hole, whose radiative output is dominated by gamma-rays — the highest-energy form of light. These systems are rare, with only five of them having been found so far in...
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