NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory Zooms in on Violent Binary Star System

X-rays from NASA’s Chandra Observatory reveal that a fast-moving pulsar in orbit around a massive star punched a hole in a circumstellar disk of material and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 40 million miles per hour. This binary star system, catalogued as PSR B1259-63/LS 2883 (B1259 for short), [...] —> Read More