QPE

This is a real X-ray image (speed up 4000x), with a real light curve, of the nucleus of the galaxy GSN 069, taken with the XMM-Newton space observatory on January 16/17 2019. Never before such recurrent, intense, sharp eruptions of X-rays had been observed.
Quasi-periodic Eruptions had been discovered.


Check out the Nature blog entry written by Giovanni, the QPE discoverer: undefined


Read the story of QPEs discovery, and the little we know and understand so far.


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