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Baby Neutron Star Found Inside Supernova Remnant [AWESOME]

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Scientists have finally identified the mysterious source of X-ray emissions at the center of our galaxy’s youngest supernova: Inside the remains of Cassiopeia A sits a baby neutron star surrounded by a thin layer of carbon.





“This discovery helps us understand how neutron stars are born in violent supernova explosions,” astrophysicist Craig Heinke of the University of Alberta said in a press release. “This neutron star was born so hot that nuclear fusion happened on its surface, producing a carbon atmosphere just 10 centimeters thick.”

www.wired.com...



Images: 1) A Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, NASA/CXC/Southampton/W.Ho. 2) A close-up of the same image, with an artist’s rendering of the neutron star at the center of the remnant, NASA/CXC/M.Weiss.

Not only is that shot of the supernova amazing, but it has allowed us to learn how these neutron star's are formed in such conditions.

Amazing... i love this Universe.




posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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Why flag and not comment? Doesn't it defeat the purpose?




posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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Awesome post! There are greater forces at work here!
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by serbsta
Why flag and not comment? Doesn't it defeat the purpose?



What can you say about this?

I guess its just simply stunning


Kudos for posting it



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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That is pretty awesome. So this baby star has 20 times the weight or our sun?? Gonna be one big bubba when he grows up.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman

Originally posted by serbsta
Why flag and not comment? Doesn't it defeat the purpose?



What can you say about this?

I guess its just simply stunning


Kudos for posting it


Nothing much can be said besides that. Just thought i would share something beautiful, not a problem.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:29 PM
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Wow that is amazing and so beautiful! This universe is just simply amazing! I love reading about things like this. I like looking at the Hubble site with all the pics it has as well... I downloaded many to use as desktops and wallpaper. I will use this one as well... It really does make you feel very small compared to everything else out there.

S&F!



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:29 PM
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double post...oops??

[edit on 11/4/2009 by mblahnikluver]



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by serbsta
Nothing much can be said besides that. Just thought i would share something beautiful, not a problem.


I should also thankyou for reminding me that ATS still has a few "diamond" threads on the boards


Again, nice work



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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Thanks for the compliment, it makes it all more worthwhile.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Stunning really. I wonder what the odds are that we were alive when this happened?

(I honestly don't know, it might not be rare at all)



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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Yes, star and flag for you sir! Very nice work.
I have been wondering what could be the cause of the X-Ray bursts that where detected.
Very cool that it turned out to be a baby Neutron Star!



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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Nice post I think it is just amazing how space looks and we still find new and more vivid pictures of stars and the cosmos. S+F for you on the post.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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Truly amazing and beautiful....unless it happens in your neighborhood.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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The universe never stops to amaze me.
Thanks for sharing and, it's obvious, s+f



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Signals
There are greater forces at work here!


You mean there are even greater forces right where you are?




posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by 5 oClock
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That is pretty awesome. So this baby star has 20 times the weight or our sun?? Gonna be one big bubba when he grows up.


I dont think it necesarily means its going to be "one big bubba" i think it means since its still young it is very alive with energy, where as our sun is now old and dying off.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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Good one there, made me laugh.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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I heard of White Dwarf stars as a nova star and not
much else except the WD still has an electron pressure
and has a dim light.
The WD must have some protons left.
So the neutron start having no light seems OK.
I did not see any star identified as the star in question.
I would need an explanation of neutron star capabilities
to set the record straight.

ED: A Carbon crust. Interesting. The fission pressure stops at iron
and the star collapses.

[edit on 11/5/2009 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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This is an x-ray of the neutron star in the Crab Nebula. It's crazy how much energy and power the universe possesses. I wonder what kind of rotation and field this new one has. It's amazing how nebulae have this lightning in a bubble or plasma ball look. Then you have amazingly powerful dynamos with immense magnetic fields in the center of them, crazy.




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