View Full Version : Pulsar is Even Denser Than Prevously Thought

2005-Sep-07, 07:35 PM
SUMMARY: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory took a good long look at a pulsar and found that it's cooling rapidly, and suggests that it has matter packed much more densely than scientists were expecting. An international team of astronomers used Chandra to measure the pulsar at the centre of nebula 3C58, which is the remnant from a supernova that exploded in 1181. In less than 800 years, it has cooled to less than 1 million degrees Celsius - for pulsars, that's cold. The cooling depends on the density of the matter in the pulsar.

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