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A Blast from Its Past Dates the Youngest Neutron-Star Binary (1 of 3)

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Caption: The youngest "X-ray binary" yet known turns out to be a neutron star cannibalizing its companion star. This animation zooms into a neutron star and the accretion disk it is accumulating from matter stolen from the companion star. More information is online at online at http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2013-news/Brandt12-2013, Duration: 16 seconds.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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