Pulsar - A pulsar (pulsating star) is a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. Neutron stars are very dense, and have short, regular rotational periods. This produces a very precise interval, between pulses that range from roughly milliseconds to seconds for an individual pulsar.  Certain types of pulsars rival atomic clocks in their accuracy in keeping time.

Pulsar - A pulsar (pulsating star) is a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. Neutron stars are very dense, and have short, regular rotational periods. This produces a very precise interval, between pulses that range from roughly milliseconds to seconds for an individual pulsar. Certain types of pulsars rival atomic clocks in their accuracy in keeping time.

The pressure that exists in the core of a neutron star is so dense and strong, scientists think it may be very similar to the conditions of the Big Bang.

13 Scientific Facts That Will Amaze You

The pressure that exists in the core of a neutron star is so dense and strong, scientists think it may be very similar to the conditions of the Big Bang.

Last Stop Neutron Star!

Last Stop Neutron Star!

Stars have fascinated us since the beginning of history. For eons, mankind has looked to the heavens and wondered at the stars in the sky. Ancient people believed they could see shapes among the stars.

Neutron stars are the densest and smallest stars known to exist in the universe; with a radius of only about 12–13 km (7 mi), they can have a mass of about twice that of the Sun.

Neutron stars are the densest and smallest stars known to exist in the universe; with a radius of only about 12–13 km (7 mi), they can have a mass of about twice that of the Sun.

A look at all the different ways a star can die—from neutron star collisions to ordinary supernovae, and everything in between.  http://futurism.com/images/the-futurism-guide-to-cosmic-explosions-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=The%20Futurism%20Guide%20To%20Cosmic%20Explosions%20%5BINFOGRAPHIC%5D

A look at all the different ways a star can die—from neutron star collisions to ordinary supernovae, and everything in between. http://futurism.com/images/the-futurism-guide-to-cosmic-explosions-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=The%20Futurism%20Guide%20To%20Cosmic%20Explosions%20%5BINFOGRAPHIC%5D

NOT a nebula. More like a magnetar or neutron star. In any case, beautiful image.

NOT a nebula. More like a magnetar or neutron star. In any case, beautiful image.

After Neutron Star Death-Match, a Black Hole is Born MAY 13, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL NASA | Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole

After Neutron Star Death-Match, a Black Hole is Born MAY 13, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL NASA | Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole

A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula

A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula

A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The library hosts several telescope programs throughout the year. Come gaze through our Dobsonian reflector the next time we're out!

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