This neutron star emitted a strange looking flash that lasted for about 300 milliseconds. This flash resembled a neutron star. of researchers Claim It was completely different from what had been seen before. After surveying that area, the researchers detected several more flashes, but this neutron turned out to be completely different. Researchers think their discovery could open the way for a new class of stellar objects.
University of Sydney lecturer Manisha Caleb and colleagues made the discovery in the ‘Vela-X1 region’ of the Milky Way, using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. Manisha and colleagues found that this new object, named PSR J0941-4046, had some characteristics of a ‘pulsar’ or ‘magnetar’. Their findings in the journal Nature Astronomy published have happened.
Pulsars are the dense remnants of stars that have exploded. They emit radio waves from their poles. These can be measured from Earth as the pulsar rotates. It is because of the rotation that pulsars appear like shining lighthouses. The magnetar, on the other hand, has an ultra-powerful magnetic field, which releases large amounts of energy in the form of flares.
Speaking of stars, can you think of any star that is 200,000 times brighter than our Sun and 32 times more massive? Recently, the American space agency NASA has shared an image. It shows what the world around the star would look like. The image depicts a landscape of the universe, which appears calm, but is not the case in reality.
This star named Herschel 36 is in the center of the ‘Lagoon Nebula’. It is located approximately 4,000 light-years away. It is full of turbulent gases, intense radiation including powerful ultraviolet rays. NASA has told that this huge star is still young. It is only about 1 million years old and is releasing its natural cocoon of gases like hydrogen and nitrogen.