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Crab Pulsar Dazzles Astronomers with its Gamma-Ray Beams

6 Oct 2011, 18:03 UTC
Crab Pulsar Dazzles Astronomers with its Gamma-Ray Beams David A. Aguilar (CfA)

October 06, 2011: A thousand years ago, a brilliant beacon of light blazed in the sky, shining brightly enough to be seen even in daytime for almost a month. Native American and Chinese observers recorded the eye-catching event.

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