19659006] The Pulsar J0002 + 6216 strips away from the bubble-like supernova remnant CTB 1. This composite image combines radio, visible light and infrared data.CTB 1, when viewed in the night sky, appears as big as a full moon. ” class=”expandable lazy-image lazy-image-loading lazyload optional-image” onerror=”this.parentNode.replaceChild(window.missingImage(),this)” sizes=”auto” data-normal=”https://vanilla.futurecdn.net/space/media/img/missing-image.svg” src=”https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/uYVVPE8qBo3KgiHwTMMRA6-320-80.jpg” srcset=”https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/uYVVPE8qBo3KgiHwTMMRA6-320-80.jpg 320w, https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/uYVVPE8qBo3KgiHwTMMRA6-650-80.jpg 650w” data-sizes=”auto” data-original-mos=”https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/uYVVPE8qBo3KgiHwTMMRA6.jpg” data-pin-media=”https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/uYVVPE8qBo3KgiHwTMMRA6.jpg”/>
The Pulsar J0002 + 6216 strips away from the bubble-like supernova remnant CTB 1. This composite image combines radio, visible light and infrared data, and when viewed in the night sky, CTB 1 appears to be the size of a full moon.
(Image: © Composite by Jayanne English, University of Manitoba, using data from NRAO / F. Schinzel et al., DRAO (Canadian Galactic Plane Survey and NASA / IRAS)
Pulsa The J0002 + 6126 was probably thrown out of the system after the supernova of its predecessor star, eventually surpassing the growing shell of gas and dust that was also released in the blast. The long tail of the object, which can be detected in radio wavelengths, comes from shockwaves that move through interstellar gas and dust called the interstellar medium.
The pulsar flashes regularly, with the earth's gamma rays flowing through the earth 8.7 times per second second as it rotates. The research team used its regularity to measure the exact speed and direction of the object.
"The longer the data set is, the more powerful the pulsar timing method," said Matthew Kerr, co-designer of the discovery and researcher at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, said in the statement. "Fermi's beautiful 10-year data has essentially enabled this measurement."
The supernova explosion that originally propelled the pulsar occurred probably about 10,000 years ago; The object is 53 light-years from the epicenter of the explosion. After about 5,000 years, the pulsar shot past the shell of gas and debris, which was slowed down by the interstellar medium. The researchers are not sure how the supernova triggered the pulsar flight. One explanation, officials said in the statement, could be that during the collapse of the star, a dense material leak has formed that has taken long enough to pull the star's core toward the body. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory could provide more light throw on the fast output of the pulsar.
The new work was presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in California and was accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters (1945).
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