NICER finds X-ray pulsar in a record-fast orbi…

Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 11, 2018

Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around each other every 38 minutes – about the time it takes to stream a TV drama. One of the stars in the system, called IGR J17062-6143 (J17062 for short), is a rapidly spinning, superdense star called a pulsar. The discovery bestows the stellar pair with th
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