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December 12, 2011

Super Fast Neutron Star After Supernova

Remains of an old star has been discovered by astronomers.As seen from the photograph on NASA's website, it's red and are remains of a supernova and was later given the name Puppis A. The shock waves from the explosion are heating up the dust and gases surrounding the explosion's aftermath. Although much of the material from the star escaped, much of it remained to form the neutron star.

The neutron star moves at 3 million miles per hour and due to its super high speed, astronomers have named it the "Cosmic Cannonball."

The other green dust seen in the photo are remnants of another supernova.


Posted by duymo at December 12, 2011 09:00 PM


Wondering what the remains will become in the future. They might build up a new planet or just float around the space.

Posted by: jungky at December 13, 2011 01:50 AM

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