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Pulsars: The universe's gift to physics

Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes. - (Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Astronomers have found evidence for what is likely one of the most extreme pulsars, or rotating neutron stars, ever detected. The source exhibits properties of a highly magnetized neutron star, or magnetar, yet its deduced spin period is thousands of times longer than any pulsar ever observed. For decades, astronomers have known there is a dense, compact source at the center these remains of a supernova explosion located about 9,000 light years from Earth. Image credit: X-ray…

NASA Hubble 5) Crab Nebula This supernova remnant contains a strong pulsar wind nebula that is not visible to the naked eye but it can be viewed by using binoculars on a clear night. The pulsar situated at the center of the nebula is the celestial object that remains after the supernova, spinning at a rate of around 30 times per second.

Neutron stars are the densest and smallest stars known to exist in the universe; with a radius of only about 12–13 km (7 mi), they can have a mass of about twice that of the Sun.

G292.0+1.8 : Supernova Remnant - Exploding about 1,600 years ago, this supernova remnant is around 20,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Centaurus. It has a rapidly spinning star near its center, PSR J1124-5916, or pulsar. In this composite : blue / silicon & sulfur, green / magnesium & white, yellow and orange / oxygen