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Newly found pulsar helps astronomers explore Milky Way's mysterious core

August 14, 2013

artist's conception of PSR J745-2900 Astronomers have made an important measurement of the magnetic field emanating from a swirling disk of material surrounding the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The measurement, made by observing a recently-discovered pulsar, is providing them with a powerful new tool for studying the mysterious region at the core of our home galaxy. Full Story

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