Friday, October 26, 2012

Super-Dense Neutron Star Is Fastest Ever Seen

This artist's impression shows the speedy companion (right) as it races around the pulsar PSR J1311-3430 (left). The energetic gamma-radiation emitted by the pulsar heats and consequently evaporates the companion. The pulsar, which completes one orbit every 93 minutes, is surrounded by its strong magnetic field (blue).
CREDIT: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration/AEI 

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