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SPOTTED: Astronomers discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy! ⭐️ Neutron stars like this one spotted by our @nasachandraxray telescope are formed when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. The very central region of the star – the core – collapses, crushing together every proton and electron into a neutron. If the core of the collapsing star is between about 1 and 3 solar masses, these newly-created neutrons can stop the collapse, leaving behind a neutron star.Since neutron stars began their existence as stars, they are found scattered throughout the galaxy in the same places where we find stars. And like stars, they can be found by themselves or in binary systems with a companion. Our data suggests that this neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. Future observations at X-ray, optical, and radio wavelengths will help astronomers learn more about how this neutron star ended up in its current position outside our galaxy.
Credit: NASA/European Southern Observatory
While I sat at this place taking millions of selfies, a local photographer walk past asking every tourist to let him click the picture for them. But sadly in this time of smart phones with 8 to 13 mp front cameras everybody considers himself a pro! I could have easily ignored him (the photographer) since he didn’t even approach me but then something inside me asked to call him to take a picture. As I waved at him since he had reached a considerable distance from me, I could notice a smile on his face as he pranced in my direction. He was clicking one picture for INR 40 and I happily paid him 100 for two. He returned with my pictures within 20 minutes as promised. One of which my mom got laminated within a day, she said she had been trying to ask me for a new picture to keep with her❤️ The other picture is pinned at my cubicle’s wall, reminding me that I did good😊 As a traveller, we need to help local business, a photo that costs as less as Rs 40 will not burn a hole in your pocket but it can surely help someone win a bread for his household. Be a responsible traveller, fall in love with the place you visit and treat it and it’s locals as you would treat a beloved. 📍 #travel#travelling#toptags#vacation#visiting#traveler#instatravel#instago#wanderlust#trip#holiday#photooftheday#lifeofadventure#doyoutravel#tourism#tourist#instapassport#instatraveling#mytravelgram#travelgram#travelingram#igtravel#instalife#ig_worldphoto#lovelife#traveling#travelblog#instago