apr 292013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Supernova Remnant G350.1-0.3

April 29, 2013 G350.1-0.3, a supernova remnant in Scorpius Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/I. Lovchinsky et al. G350.1-0.3 is a very bright supernova remnant of just about 8 light-years across, located some 14,700 light-years away from Earth toward the center of the Milky Way in the constellation of Scorpius. It is associated with the neutron star XMMU [continue reading]

jun 302012
Has the Speediest Pulsar Been Found?

  Researchers using three different telescopes — NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton in space, and the Parkes radio telescope in Australia — may have found the fastest moving pulsar ever seen. Pulsar IGR J11014-6103 in optical, infrared and X-ray. Credit: NASA The evidence for this potentially record-breaking speed comes, in part, from the [continue reading]