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June 23, 2015

NASA’s Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant Neutron Star

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed. These extraordinary rings, produced by an intense flare from a neutron star, provide astronomers a rare chance to determine how far across the Milky Way galaxy the star is from Earth.

from NASA

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