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An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

A new member of a category of star so rare we can count the known number of them on our fingers and toes has just been discovered in the Milky Way. It’s called MAXI J1816-195, located no greater than 30,000 light-years away. Preliminary observations and investigations suggest that it’s an accreting X-ray millisecond pulsar – …

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New unusual repeating fast radio burst detected 3 billion light-years away

New unusual repeating fast radio burst detected 3 billion light-years away

The cosmic object is distinctive when compared with other detections of radio bursts in recent years, according to new research. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are millisecond-long bursts of radio waves in space. Individual radio bursts emit once and don’t repeat. But repeating fast radio bursts are known to send out short, energetic radio waves …

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Extreme 'Black Widow' Pulsar Detected Just 3,000 Light-Years Away

Extreme ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Detected Just 3,000 Light-Years Away

There are some strange objects lurking in our galaxy, and astronomers have just spied an extreme new candidate roughly 3,000 to 4,000 light-years away.  After investigating mysterious flashes of light coming from the system, researchers have detected what they suspect is an elusive ‘black widow’ star – a rapidly spinning pulsar that’s kept alive by …

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