Pulsars : Igr J11014 6103

Pulsars : IGR J11014-6103 - Runaway Pulsar Trails An Extraordinary Jet

This runaway pulsar trails an extraordinary jet. IGR J11014-6103 is located about 60 light-years away from the center of the supernova remnant SNR MSH 11-61A in the constellation of Carina. Its implied speed is between 2.5 million and 5 million mph, making it one of the fastest pulsars ever observed.

The amazing X-ray jet in IGR J11014-6103, seen at the bottom and right of center in this composiote image, is the longest known in the Milky Way galaxy, and is almost 10 times longer than the distance between the sun and our nearest star.

Image : NASA/CXC/ISDC





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22 Mar 2019 : 54.166.133.84 : Pulsars : IGR J11014-6103 - Runaway Pulsar Trails An Extraordinary Jet