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Strangely slow pulsar discovered nestled in young supernova remnant

Astronomers have discovered a very slowly rotating X-ray pulsar still embedded in the remnant of the supernova that created it. This unusual object was detected on the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, using data from a number of telescopes, including ESA’s XMM-Newton.

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Herschel view of the region around Supernova 1987 A

New data from ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have revealed surprisingly large amounts of cold dust in the remnant of the famous supernova SN1987A, which is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring galaxy of the Milky Way, and was first observed 24 years ago. With this discovery, the astronomers confirm that supernovae are able to produce significant quantities of dust over very short time scales.

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