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NASA has discovered a pulsar speeding through space

NASA has discovered a pulsar speeding through space

NASA has discovered a pulsar speeding through space.

This pulsar is dubbed PSR J0002+6216 (J0002 for short) and sports a radio-emitting tail pointing directly towards the expanding debris of a recent supernova explosion.

The NASA found the pulsar hurtling through space at nearly four million kilometres an hour.

The speed of the pulsar in the space is so fast that it could travel the distance between the Earth and the Moon in just six minutes.

Pulsar J0002 was discovered in 2017 by a citizen-science project called Einstein@Home, which uses time on the computers of volunteers to process Fermi gamma-ray data.

What are Pulsars?

Pulsar is a celestial object that emits regular pulses of radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation at rates of up to one thousand pulses per second.

Pulsars are superdense, rapidly spinning neutron stars left behind when a massive star explodes.

It is also called the Lighthouse of the Universe.

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