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2009-Apr-03, 09:00 PM
This is a quiz.This X-ray nebula pictured above measures 150 light-years across. At its center is a very young and powerful pulsar*known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short.How big is the pulsar?(...)Read the rest of Humble Little Pulsar Puts on a Big Show (358 words)© anne for Universe Today, 2009. |Permalink |No comment |Add [...]

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2009-Apr-04, 03:04 AM
Astounding!! This inspires a fordmidable engineering challenge. That of harnessing the energy output from one pole by directing the beam by manipulating the other pole's output. The directed beam would be used to power an interstellar vehicle. I can foresee a booming shield and intense magnetic field management hardware boom on the horizon.

2009-Apr-06, 06:23 PM
Fraser. That's odd I don't recall any supernova then....and it's ten times closer than 1987a. Anyone?

wasn't there a Chinese record sort of ~ AD 140..ish, and then nothing for several hundred years?

edit. well there's this, but not too highly corroborated:http://www.delphes.net/messier/more/mw_sn.html