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Chandra X-ray Observatory Links Pulsar To Historic Supernova

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January 11, 2001
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New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a known pulsar is the present-day counterpart to a supernova that exploded in 386 AD, a stellar explosion witnessed by Chinese astronomers. If confirmed, this will be only the second known pulsar to be clearly associated with a historic event.

New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a known pulsar is the present-day counterpart to a supernova that exploded in 386 AD, a stellar explosion witnessed by Chinese astronomers. If confirmed, this will be only the second known pulsar to be clearly associated with a historic event.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra X-ray Observatory Links Pulsar To Historic Supernova." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 January 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010110144316.htm>.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2001, January 11). Chandra X-ray Observatory Links Pulsar To Historic Supernova. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010110144316.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra X-ray Observatory Links Pulsar To Historic Supernova." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010110144316.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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