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This is an illustration of a pulsar wind nebula produced by the interaction of the outflow particles from the neutron star with gaseous material in the interstellar medium that the neutron star is plowing through. Such an infrared-only pulsar wind nebula is unusual because it implies a rather low energy of the particles accelerated by the pulsar’s intense magnetic field. This hypothesized model would explain the unusual infrared signature of the neutron star as detected by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Credits: NASA, ESA, and N. Tr’Ehnl (Pennsylvania State University)

Hubble uncovers never-before-seen features around a neutron star

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured an unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star. According to scientists, there might be a dusty disk...
Credits: X-ray (NASA/CXC/ESO/F.Vogt et al); Optical (ESO/VLT/MUSE & NASA/STScI)

Astronomers spot a distant and lonely Neutron star

NASA astronomers have identified a special kind of neutron star, a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion,...
Artist's concept of two neutron stars colliding. Credit: NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

Novel way to model stellar explosions

Neutron stars comprise of the densest type of matter known: a neutron star the span of Los Angeles can measure twice as much as...

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