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Nasa's Nustar Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star

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Brightest pulsar

High-energy X-rays streaming from a rare and mighty pulsar (magenta at center), the brightest found to date, can be seen in this new image combining multi-wavelength data from three telescopes.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAO/NOAO

Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar—a dense stellar remnant left over from a supernova explosion—ever recorded.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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