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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:29 PM

Supernova Cannon Expels Pulsar J0002 - Astronomy Picture of the Day



What could shoot out a neutron star like a cannon ball? A supernova. About 10,000 years ago, the supernova that created the nebular remnant CTB 1 not only destroyed a massive star but blasted its newly formed neutron star core -- a pulsar -- out into the Milky Way Galaxy. The pulsar, spinning 8.7 times a second, was discovered using downloadable software Einstein@Home searching through data taken by NASA's orbiting Fermi Gamma-Ray Observatory.


https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190813.html

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