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New Chandra Footage Suggests Vela Pulsar May Be Precessing
2013-01-08 12:30:00

New video footage of the Vela pulsar, a neutron star located approximately 1,000 light-years from Earth, suggests that the pulsar could be slowly wobbling as it spins, NASA officials said on Monday.

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2012-07-10 11:48:06

A new image taken by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory, shows off two nebulous blue orbs in the Vela C region.

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2010-03-31 06:55:00

Today, ESO is unveiling an image of the little known Gum 19, a faint nebula that, in the infrared, appears dark on one half and bright on the other.

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2009-12-09 14:50:00

A galaxy located billions of light-years away is commanding the attention of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and astronomers around the globe.

2009-01-06 15:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered 12 new gamma-ray-only pulsars and has detected gamma-ray pulses from 18 others. The finds are transforming our understanding of how these stellar cinders work.

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2006-02-28 08:55:00

Astronomers have witnessed a never-seen-before event in observations by ESA’s XMM-Newton spacecraft - a collision between a pulsar and a ring of gas around a neighbouring star.


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