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Pulsar PSR B1929+10 seen by XMM-Newton
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- Title Pulsar PSR B1929+10 seen by XMM-Newton
- Released 26/07/2006 9:50 am
- Copyright W.Becker/Max-Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
The faint pulsar PSR B1929+10 captured by the unrivalled sensitivity of ESA’s XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray observatory. It is speeding through space in the direction of the arrow at a speed of 177 kilometres per second. At this speed, the pulsar leaves a trail of X-ray emitting electron plasma stretching across space.