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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