Previous X-ray observations of the galaxy from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed the presence of two blinding black holes, called ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs).
What does ULX stand for?
ULX stands for Ultraluminous X-Ray (astronomy)
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It is the second Ultraluminous X-Ray source (ULX) to have been spotted in Andromeda, which is more than two million light years away, in the past two years.
It is the second Ultraluminous X-Ray source (ULX) to have been spotted in Andromeda - the Milky Way's nearest neighboring galaxy - in the past two years.
A team of scientists, led by Dr Matt Middleton of Durham University, analysed the Ultraluminous X-ray Source (ULX) which was originally discovered in the Andromeda galaxy by Nasa.
Researchers used Chandra to discover a new ultraluminous X-ray source, or ULX.
The brightness suggested that these X-rays belonged to the class of ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs," said Amanpreet Kaur, a Clemson University graduate student in physics and lead author of the study.
Several nearby galaxies contain brilliant objects known as ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs).