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Unformatted text preview: Society in January 2004 when he visited Pensacola and gave a talk on them to the EAAA (see attachment). 2. The "dual nature" object is PSR J1846-0258 , located in the constellation Aquila ; as would be expected, it lies in a young supernova remnant, Kes 75 , and as a pulsar normally pulses 3 times a second, slow for a pulsar so young. The older Crab Nebula Pulsar, created in 1054 AD supernova in Taurus, by contrast pulses 30 times a second. 3. The supernova that created this strange object occurred one year ago, so this suggests that this magnetar phase is short lived, with the object stabilizing into a longer lasting pulsar within a few thousand years. Whether all type II supernova produce such magnetars will now be a subject of new research. In particular, the famed SN 1987A in the Large Maganellic Cloud may soon have the SN remnant clear enough for observations of the collapsed object at its core....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course AST 3033 taught by Professor Wooten during the Spring '08 term at W. Florida.
- Spring '08