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A neutron star is radiating at the center of the famous Crab Nebula

A neutron star is radiating at the center of the famous Crab Nebula


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Challenge theoretical models, Crab pulsar beams most energetic gamma rays ever detected from a pulsar

Radio: NRAO (left) and Mid-Infrared: Spitzer (right)

Heart of the Crab Pulsar probed -- first direct look into the core of a neutron star

HaRGB image of the Crab Nebula from the Liverpool Telescope, exposures totalling 1.4 hours.

Radiation from the pulsar PSR B1509-58, a rapidly spinning neutron star, makes nearby gas glow in X-rays (gold, from Chandra) and illuminates the rest of ...

The Crab Nebula – five observatories (10 May 2017)

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The supernova remnant Kes located about light years away, contains a so-called anomalous X-ray pulsar, or AXP, at its center

Left: Crab Nebula supernova remnant, optical (HST, NASA/ESA). Right: supernova remnant G292.0+1.8, X-ray (Chandra, NASA).

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Larger image. The center of the Crab Nebula

So, like, how do we get neutron stars?

What is a pulsar?

Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/F.Seward; Optical: NASA/ESA/ASU/J.Hester & A.Loll; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Minn./R.Gehrz

... a pulsar . Crab SN remnant

Palomar Observatory, STScI, NASA -- larger image (Shockwaves from the pulsar's ...

An H-R diagram of two star clusters

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The "Pillars of Creation" from the Eagle Nebula. Evidence from the Spitzer Telescope suggests that the pillars may already have been destroyed by a ...

The galaxy NGC 5907 is home to the brightest neutron star ever observed, at a distance of 40-50 million light-years.

The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus.

Tour the Universe: Pictures of Nebula

The Crab Nebula (Messier 1) is a well-known supernova remnant (the remains from massive star whose life ended in a massive explosion).

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Crab Nebula

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The nebula is seen in the visible spectrum at 550 nm (green light).

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Circinus X-1: X-ray light rings from a binary neutron star (24 June 2015; Chandra X-ray Observatory)

Astrophysicists spot pulsed radiation from Crab Nebula that wasn't supposed to be there | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis

Near-Infrared: 2MASS ...

gamma-ray images. Like the Crab Pulsar,

A pulsar star radiating strong beams of light. by Corey Ford

M1 - The Crab Nebula

At the center of the Crab is a pulsar, the neutron star that remains from the original star. Neutron stars are fantastic objects -- just a few kilometers in ...

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Optical image of the Crab nebula (NOAO). The arrow marks the position of the pulsar.

This graphic demonstrates the difference in physical size between the nebula around the pulsar ...

Ultraviolet: ASTRO-1 UIT (left) Visible: TIE (center) and Near-Infrared: 2MASS (right)


In the Crab Nebula, a rapidly rotating neutron star, or pulsar (white dot near the center), powers the dramatic activity seen by Chandra.

What Is a Supernova?

Crab Nebula 2014

Star formation and evolution

A Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, with an artist's impression of the neutron star at the center of the remnant.

The Nearest Neutron Star

A binary star system. by Corey Ford

Artist's impression of a pulsar (Credit: Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library)

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Amateur Astronomer spotted a newborn supernova: SN-2016gkg

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This sequence of Hubble images shows features in the inner Crab Nebula changing over a period of four months.


On August 17, astronomers detected gravitational waves and a gamma-ray burst from two colliding neutron stars.

X-Ray: Chandra

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Like a July 4 fireworks display a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas ...

LIKE CLOCKWORK Scientists reported the first discovery of a pulsar 50 years ago. The rapidly rotating neutron stars emit beams of radiation (illustrated), ...

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G350.1+0.3 is a young and exceptionally bright supernova remnant about 15,000 light years from Earth. Its unusual shape suggests that the debris from the ...

M1: The Crab Nebula: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messiers famous 18th century list of things which are not comets.

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Heart of the Crab Pulsar probed -- first direct look into the core of a neutron star

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This planetary nebula, NGC 2818, provides a preview of what will happen to our own star in five billion years or so. The glowing gas in the image was cast ...

Artist rendition of pulsar courtesy of

In the centre of the nebula there is the Crab pulsar, which emits radiation pulses in the whole range from γ-rays and X-rays to radio waves, with a period ...

The life of a star whose mass is greater than 1.4 times the mass of the Sun ends more violently, and leaves behind a different type of nebula called a ...

A binary star system. by Corey Ford

Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark…

Thor's Helmet Nebula or NGC 2359

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The most famous wind nebula, powered by a pulsar ...

How do Sun-like stars die?

Hydrogen is the lightest element, so astronomers expect hydrogen to be at the top of neutron star atmospheres, if it exists.

Neutrinos, radiated from the newly formed neutron star at the centre of a collapsing star

The Helix Nebula lies in the constellation Aquarius, about 700 light-years away, making it one of the nearest objects to Earth. Its age is estimated to be ...


Core implosion rebounds into a

Crab Nebula 2011


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In biology, "symbiosis" refers to two organisms that live close to and interact with one another. Astronomers have long studied a class of stars – called ...

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Oldest Recorded Supernova (NASA, Chandra, Spitzer, 10/26/11)

The Westerlund 2 star cluster is surrounded by slowly.