Monday, August 20, 2007

As regular readers may know, your humble Devil is—as he used to be one*—absolutely fascinated in the subject of stars. He would like to draw your attention to an interesting anomalous object that has been located near, in galactic terms, to Earth.
If confirmed, it would be only the eighth known "isolated neutron star" - meaning a neutron star that does not have an associated supernova remnant, binary companion, or radio pulsations.

And do go and read the rest of the short article for an example of astronomers' humour.

* Lucifer can be roughly translated as "morning star".

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