We have obtained new photometric and spectroscopic data of the supersoft X-ray source RX J0537.7-7034 which show that
RX J0537.7-7034 is still quite puzzling in many respects, and new observations at different wavelengths should help solving the riddle. The important and exciting fact is that it is a new type of transient X-ray source, possibly representative of a whole new class, and understanding it will also add to a better understanding of close binary evolution.
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Online publication: March 21, 2000