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‘Cannonball’ pulsar points to the supernova that formed it

Image credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronomers have clocked a spinning star at 2.5 million MPH and grabbed an image that leaves no doubt where it came from. Using NASA’s Fermi Telescope and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), a team of scientists imaged pulsar J0002, originally discovered by citizen science project Einstein@Home.

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