Cygnus X-3 System's 'Little Friend' Is A Bok Globule - Most Distant Found Yet | Video

A gas cloudthat is likely forming a new star has been observed in x-rays by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It was determined to be a small, dense, and cold cloud, which are the features of a Bok globule. The Cygnus X-3 is a "so called X-ray binary," according to the Chandra team. [Full Story on Space.com]

credit : NASA/CXC/A. Hobart