A Pulsar and it’s Neighbor!

This is a pulsar (SXP1062) found in a Supernova Remnant of one of the small satellite galaxies of Milky Way. In the right hand side is the Pulsar (white source in the middle of that blue diffuse emission) and the reddish part in the left hand side is a Star-forming region. This is one of the slowest-rotating young pulsars discovered (one rotation in every 18 minutes), compared to the normal young pulsars that rotates once or more than once per second. This image is a composite image of X-Ray and Optical pictures taken by Chandra, XMM-Newton and Chile Observatory.


About Panchi

Residing in the Solar System (Milky Way), lost in the beauty of Nature and the vastness of Universe, I am just another Earthling trying to make sense of life!
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One Response to A Pulsar and it’s Neighbor!

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