Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

Astro-image of the day2: more on neutron stars

Speaking of neutron stars,

Click the image for the full story.

In the disk show above, the material nearest the neutron star orbits at 40% of the speed of light - so fast that it experiences relativistic effects, warping time and space. Imagine being there. Whoah.

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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