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Astrophysicists found a unique pulsar with infrared radiation

Astrophysicists at the University of Pennsylvania noticed the unusual behavior of the pulsar RX J0806.4-4123. It is located surrounded by six other brothers, this group was called the “Magnificent Seven”. The find is noteworthy in that it creates infrared radiation.

According to one hypothesis, an unusual effect is caused by the entry of particles of matter of another star as a result of its death. According to another version, the whole thing is in the pulsar wind. Whatever it is, scientists have never encountered such a phenomenon before. Now, researchers are going to continue observations to establish the exact cause of infrared radiation, which extends to 28 billion kilometers (200 astronomical units).

Also, the Magnificent Seven is remarkable for its temperature: it is higher than it should be on pulsars, given their age.

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