Pulsar Pulverizes an Asteroid

Pulsar Pulverizes an Asteroid

Feb 25, 2014
Christpher Rockett
 
Even pulsars — the rapidly spinning cores of dead stars — get kicked around sometimes. A billion-ton asteroid may have recently plunged into one such stellar remnant, which is 37,000 light-years from Earth. The collision interrupted the pulsar’s rhythmic beacon, researchers report in the January 10 Astrophysical Journal Letters.
By: Andrea
Date: Wed, 2014-02-26 15:24