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Title    Fast-Moving Pulsar
Date    Saturday February 22 2014, @02:30AM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the it's-all-relative dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/21/176216

martyb writes:

"Scientists have discovered a pulsar (with an estimated mass of between 1.4 and 2 solar masses) traveling at an estimated 2.5 to 5 million mph (0.0035c to 0.007c). According to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory:

Originally discovered with the European Space Agency satellite INTEGRAL, the pulsar is located about 60 light-years away from the center of the supernova remnant SNR MSH 11-61A in the constellation of Carina. Its implied speed is between 2.5 million and 5 million mph, making it one of the fastest pulsars ever observed.

By comparison, one of the fastest man-made objects is the Voyager-1 spacecraft, currently traveling at an estimated 38,100 mph relative to the sun, or approximately 0.000056c (5.6 x 10-5 c)."

Links

  1. "pulsar" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsar
  2. "NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory" - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/runaway-pulsar.html

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