Universe  ID: 10802

B1259-63 Binary Animation

Animation of the B1259-63 binary system with a pulsar that emits gamma rays as it passes through the gas disk around a blue giant.

For a short narrated video and stills about this system, go here.


Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Aous Abdo (George Mason University): Scientist
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Astrophysics Animations

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SVS >> Neutron Star
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Pulsar
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Binary Star
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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