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Fraser
2005-Sep-22, 08:45 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space observatory have discovered a neutron star with two mysterious x-ray tails, stretching out almost a third of a light year. The neutron star is named Geminga, and it's one of the closest known neutron stars, at a distance of only 500 light-years away. Unlike most neutron stars, Geminga is strangely quiet in the radio spectrum, but pulsates huge quantities of gamma radiation.

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iron4
2005-Sep-23, 04:47 PM
In the picture, the neutron star seems a crab. If it were the neutron star at the center of the Crab Nebula, then it would be more nice even