June 24, 2008

XMM-Newton Watches Lazy Pulsar

XMM-Newton has, for the first time, detected signals from both stars of a binary pulsar system in X-rays, unveiling a scientific goldmine. Each star of the closely-packed system is a dense neutron star, spinning extremely fast, radiating X-rays in pulses.

You can read more here: http://new.www.redorbit.com/news/space/1445961/xmmnewton_eyes_binary_pulsar_system_in_xrays/index.html

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