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M82 X-1

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M82 X-1 is an ultra-luminous X-ray source located in the galaxy M82. [1]

4 relations: Intermediate-mass black hole, Messier 82, Ultraluminous X-ray source, Ursa Major.

Intermediate-mass black hole

An intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) is a class of black hole with mass in the range 102-105 solar masses: significantly more than stellar black holes but less than the 105-109 solar mass supermassive black holes.

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Messier 82

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

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Ultraluminous X-ray source

An ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) is an astronomical source of X-rays that is less luminous than an active galactic nucleus but is more consistently luminous than any known stellar process (over 1039 erg/s, or 1032 watts), assuming that it radiates isotropically (the same in all directions).

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Ursa Major

Ursa Major (also known as the Great Bear) is a constellation in the northern sky, whose associated mythology likely dates back into prehistory.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M82_X-1

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