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A Blast from Its Past Dates the Youngest Neutron-Star Binary (2 of 3)

Caption: The youngest member of an important class of objects in space has been found by a team that includes Penn State Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Niel Brandt. This composite image shows the energies streaming toward Earth from this object -- X-rays in blue and the radio emission in purple. These energy detections have been overlaid in this image on an optical field of view from the Digitized Sky Survey. This discovery, which is described in a press release: http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2013-news/Brandt12-2013, allows scientists to study a critical phase after a supernova and the birth of a neutron star. Click here for more information about this image.

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison/S. Heinz et al; Optical: DSS; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA

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