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New infrared source detected in supernova remnant RCW 103

(Phys.org)—Canadian astronomers report the discovery of a previously unseen infrared source in supernova remnant RCW 103, located some 10,000 light years away. According to a paper published Oct. 7 on arXiv.org, this newly detected source could be associated with a bright X-ray source known as 2E 1613.5-5053 and classified as a central compact object (CCO), that was discovered over 30 years ago.
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