Universe  ID: 20225

Binary Pulsar J2032 animation

Astronomers are expecting high-energy explosions when pulsar J2032+4127 swings around its massive companion star in early 2018. The pulsar will plunge through a disk of gas and dust surrounding the star, triggering cosmic fireworks. Scientists are planning a global campaign to watch the event across the spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays.
 

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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies): Lead Writer
Paul Ray (NRL): Scientist
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Mission:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Pulsar
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Binary Star
NASA Science >> Universe

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0