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Picturing An Evil Star In The Wreckage Of Its Stellar Companion

    Picturing An Evil Star In The Wreckage Of Its Stellar Companion By Judith E Braffman-Miller Supernovae are the most powerful of all known stellar explosions, and they can be detected all the way to the very edge of the visible Universe. Indeed, for one brief shining moment, the fireworks display performed by these exploding stars can out-dazzle their…

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Oddball Pulsars: First They Appear And Then They’re Gone

Oddball Pulsars: First They Appear And Then They’re Gone By Judith E Braffman-Miller Pulsars are rapidly rotating baby neutron stars that are born from the funeral pyre of a massive progenitor star that has ended its stellar “life” in the violent, tragic tantrum of a supernova explosion. This final blaze of glory blasted the glowing, shimmering, varicolored outer gaseous layers…

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