mei 232013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Pulsar PSR B1509-58

May 23, 2013 PSR B1509-58, a pulsar in Circinus Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al. PSR B1509-58 (B1509 for short) is a 1700 years old pulsar that lies about 17,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Circinus (the Compass). It is surrounded by an X-ray nebula that spans about 150 light-years, and is [continue reading]

dec 282012
Anne's Picture of the Day: Supernova Remnant G327.1-1.1

December 28, 2012 G327.1-1.1, a supernova remnant in Norma Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/T.Temim et al. and ESA/XMM-Newton; Radio: SIFA/MOST and CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA; Infrared: UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF/2MASS G327.1-1.1 is a supernova remnant of about 211 light years-across, located in our Milky Way galaxy, some 29,000 light-years away in the small southern constellation of Norma. The age of the remnant [continue reading]

jul 312012
In Supernova Remnant Spins One of the Youngest Pulsars Ever Seen

  Over fifty years ago, a supernova was discovered in Messier 83, a spiral galaxy about 15 million light years from Earth. Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection of X-rays emitted by the debris from this explosion. This new Chandra image,released yesterday of M83 is one of the deepest X-ray observations ever made [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]