NASA's NuSTAR Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star

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NASA's NuSTAR Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star


Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar - a dense stellar remnant left over from a supernova explosion - ever recorded. The discovery was made with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.

"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," said Fiona Harrison, the NuSTAR principal investigator at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "It has all the power of a black hole, but with much less mass."

The discovery appears in a new report in the Thursday, Oct. 9, issue of the journal Nature.

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Mike Hewson
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NASA's NuSTAR Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star

Interesting. What would be really cool, but unlikely to happen in our lifetimes, is the pulsar turning off and then we start to see some sort of significant gamma activity. That is : a black hole has formed.

Cheers, Mike.

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Yes that would be as Michio

Yes that would be as Michio Kaku named it *Class II or maybe III Impossibility*

When I was a kid watching us go to the Moon I figured by now I would be making that trip in a future version of travel.

Way back in 1960 Robert Bussard talked about the *Ramjet* fusion engine using hydrogen fusion since there is so much hydrogen.

And antimatter rockets and finding gamma rays to find fuel for these *star ships*

Our space telescopes show us more and more places that would be places to travel to.

So now at the same time they need to come up with a way to make certain Boinc members live several hundred years so they can make one of those trips across this galaxy

Edit: it is nice seeing these new pictures all the time and I still remember the original Hubble and watched it being repaired a few times since I have had a NASA channel since 1983.......I used to watch every STS launch (even skipped work)

By now we should have a Moon version of the NASA KSC or JSC then using the materials at the Moon to easily visit Mars and of course come up with bigger,better,and faster ways to do things some of us dreamed of.


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