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NASA’s NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts

8 Apr 2021, 18:00 UTC
NASA’s NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts ESO

A global science collaboration using data from NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.

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