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IGR J11014-6103: The Fastest Pulsar Yet

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Has the speediest pulsar been found? That's the question that astronomers are asking after three different telescopes looked at the pulsar known as IGR J11014-6103. This pulsar was found racing away from a supernova remnant located about 30,000 light years from Earth. An image from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite shows a glowing debris field in X-rays. This is the remains of a massive star that exploded thousands of years before. Read more at http://www.universetoday.com/96060/pulsar-sets-new-speed-record/ Video credit: NASA/CXC/A. Hobart