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Pulsar

Radiation from the pulsar PSR B1509-58, a rapidly spinning neutron star, causes nearby gas to glow with X-rays (gold, from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory) and illuminates the rest of the nebula, here seen in infrared (blue and red, from WISE).

Image Credit: NASA

Science

New clues to an old mystery?

MXB 1730-335, also known as “the rapid burster”, is a neutron star that is located in the Galactic globular cluster Liller 1 and swallows gas from a companion star. 369 more words

X-ray

'Alien' radio signals are coming from a neutron star in a galaxy far, far away

Cosmic radio waves which have puzzled astronomers for more than a decade, and even led to speculation that they were made by aliens, are probably produced by a huge neutron star, scientists have said. 531 more words

COSMOLOGY AND ASTOPHYSICS

SGR 1806-20

SGR 1806-20 is a magnetar, which is a particular type of neutron star.

As begets the fourth attention explanation, SGR 1806-20 is twinned with — and the defining or housing power-container of a city. 179 more words

Cosmology

Zooming in on the Very Faint Neutron Star RX J1856.5-3754

This video zooms from a broad view of the spectacular central regions of the Milky Way into the small constellation of Corona Australis. The very faint neutron star RX J1856.5-3754 is among clouds of glowing gas and dark regions of dust.

Video Credit: ESO

Science

A very cool neutron star

HETE J1900.1-2455 is a neutron star that swallows material from a small companion star that a mass of only about 10% of our Sun. It was discovered in 2006 with NASA’s… 438 more words

X-ray