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January 9, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-07

A New Class of X-ray Star?


Image: Gamma Cassiopeiae

Gamma Cassiopeiae

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This plot shows the similarity of X-ray and ultraviolet light emissions from the B-emission star gamma Cassiopeiae on March 14—15, 1996. The UV emission from the HST has been inverted and rescaled to emphasize its correspondence with the slow component of the variations of the X-ray emission.

Object Name: Gamma Cassiopeiae

Image Type: Illustration