Mysterious Object 10 Million Times Brighter Than Sun Baffles Scientists

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Scientists are currently grappling with an enigmatic celestial phenomenon that defies conventional understanding.

This intriguing object shines with such extraordinary luminosity that it should have already undergone a cataclysmic explosion according to the principles of physics, Insider has reported.

Dubbed ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs), these entities, which can outshine the sun by a factor of 10 million, have captured the attention of NASA.

The goal is to gain insights into their inner workings and unravel the mysteries surrounding them.

In theory, ULXs should not exist, as they surpass the limits defined by the Eddington limit—a fundamental rule in astrophysics that sets an upper threshold for the brightness an object can achieve before disintegrating under its own intensity.

A recent study unequivocally confirms the astounding brightness of M82 X-2, one such ULX located approximately 12 million light-years away.

The findings corroborate and validate previous observations of this remarkable celestial entity.

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