Astronomers find evidence for most powerful pulsar in distant galaxy

Astronomers analyzing data from the VLA Sky Survey (VLASS) have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars

The object, called VT 1137-0337, is in a dwarf galaxy 395 million light-years from Earth.

 The galaxy, called SDSS J113706.18-033737.1, is a dwarf galaxy containing about 100 million times the mass of the Sun.

"The object we have found appears to be approximately 10,000 times more energetic than the Crab, with a stronger magnetic field," 

The astronomers plan to conduct further observations to learn more about the object and to monitor its behavior over time.

They bear a strong resemblance in their properties to VT 1137-0337, but have shown no evidence of strong variability

 Magnetars are a leading candidate for the origin of the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) now under intense study.

like this?

more stories


Click Here
Clike Here