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Anomalous X-ray Pulsar

Anomalous X-ray Pulsar

Date: 16 March 2006
Satellite: INTEGRAL
Copyright: ESA

Artisit's impression of an anomalous X-ray pulsar - a type of neutron star first spotted pulsing low-energy X-rays into space during the 1970s by the Uhuru X-ray satellite. AXPs are extremely rare - as of end 2008 only 9 have been confirmed.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Apr-2024 03:31 UT

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