Red giant and neutron star interaction

Red giant and neutron star interaction

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05/03/2018 10:00 am

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ESA

Description

Artist impression depicting winds from a red giant star impacting a neutron star to create prolonged X-ray emission. Such a system is rare: no more than ten are currently known. One was detected “switching on” in X-rays in August 2017, by ESA’s Integral satellite.

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