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Caption: This is an artist's conception of the life of X-ray binary systems and the young and turbulent history of Circinus X-1, which formed in a supernova explosion less than 4,600 years ago, approximately 500 B.C.E., making it the youngest known X-ray binary. More information is online at http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2013-news/Brandt12-2013.
Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison
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