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Star Packs Big Gamma-ray Jolt, Researchers Discover
October 7, 2011
In the center of the Crab Nebula, the Crab Pulsar, a spinning neutron star left over when a supernova exploded, is pulsing out gamma rays with energies never seen before--above one-hundred-thousand million electron volts, according to an international scientific team that includes researchers from the University of Delaware.
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