Astronomy: X Rays in the Unknown

The Geiger counters had been carried aloft in the nose of an Aerobee rocket, and when their records were recovered, scientists could hardly believe the data. If the figures were correct, there was an object up there in the constellation Scorpio that has yet to be spotted by the most sensitive optical or radio telescopes. That object is spewing out more X rays than had been calculated to come from all the rest of the billions of stars in the galaxy put together. But because they are unable to penetrate the earth's...

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