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'Lonely' Neutron Star Looks Fabulous in This New Close-Up


Science & Tech  (tags: Supernova, neutron star, discovery, nasa )

Barb
- 296 days ago - space.com
A rare discovery twinkles in the debris of an ancient supernova: the first isolated neutron star ever found outside the Milky Way. And researchers just got their best look yet.



   

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Amanda McConnell (7)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 10:44 am
TThanks for sharing
 

Amanda McConnell (7)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 10:44 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Barb K (1687)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 10:44 am
Amazing!
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 10:59 am
Very beautiful. Thanks for posting.
 

Peggy B (43)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 12:44 pm
Lovely
 

Pat B (356)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 1:01 pm
Beautiful !!

Thanks, Barb xo
 

MmAway M (522)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 1:15 pm
OK YOU....I did NOT know this! Apparently you are the teacher. BRILLIANT!!!

"E0102 is the only solitary neutron star with a low magnetic field to be spotted outside the Milky Way, according to Chandra officials. And E0102 turns out to be an extra-special star because it's rich in oxygen. Massive stars fuse lighter elements into heavier ones before they explode, and the oxygen remnants seen flying through space at millions of miles an hour can help scientists better understand the fusion process during a massive star's last moments."

I am a Moon Child!!!!
 

Animae C (507)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 4:36 pm
"....pictures from space aren't exactly what space would look like to our eyes.
These telescopes collect the light coming from the galaxy, and then it's up to astronomers to translate information about the light into a colourised picture. Usually the wavelengths of the collected light - what our eyes interpret as colour - don't offer the clearest depiction of what's going on.
So scientists assign different colours to the wavelengths for a prettier approximation."

Pretty pics!
TY Barb
 

Walter F (129)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 5:41 pm
Thanks Barb .How can we look at the stars and say there is no God
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 5:53 pm
Beautiful. Love seeing the gorgeous pictures from Space. Thanks Barb.
 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Thursday May 31, 2018, 6:46 pm
Amazing Very interesting article More Please Thank you for caring and sharing Barb
 

Winn Adams (179)
Friday June 1, 2018, 9:29 am
Wow
 

Janet B (0)
Friday June 1, 2018, 7:38 pm
Thanks
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday June 4, 2018, 10:52 am
noted
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 7, 2018, 1:53 am
Beautiful
 
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