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Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar

Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar


Depicts: NASA/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al., HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.

Just when it seemed like the summer movie season had ended, two of NASA's Great Observatories have produced their own action movie. Multiple observations made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope captured the spectacle of matter and antimatter propelled to near the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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