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Friday, 22 May 2009 18:35

Astronomers see star turn into pulsar

An international team of astronomers has observed for the first time a star being turned into a very fast rotating neutron star, what is called a millisecond pulsar. This discovery helps to find answers to how such massive stars evolve later in their lives.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2009 19:15

Chandra hands us unusual image of pulsar B1509

An interesting image taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a hand-shaped nebula coming out of a young, tiny but powerfully rotating pulsar called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short.

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NASA announces the first-of-its-kind discovery on October 16, 2008 through its media release “NASA’s Fermi Telescope discovers first gamma-ray-only pulsar.”

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