View Full Version : X-rays Unwrap a Poky Little Pulsar

2011-Dec-21, 07:00 AM
For the first time astronomers have located a pulsar the super-dense, spinning remains of a star nestled within the remnants of a supernova in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The image above, a composite of x-ray *and optical light data acquired by NASA’s Chandra Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, shows the pulsar shining brightly on [...]

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