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Click on the Crab. Black holes, deep space

Click on the Crab. Black holes, deep space

Pulsars are strongly magnetized neutron stars, which rotate with diameters of only about 16 km. They are likely to rotate once per period of vibration. Its density is so enormous that if the ball of the tip of a pen had a similar density, its mass would reach more than 91,000 tons.

Pulsars have been found in globular clusters, formed by the accretion of matter in white dwarf stars in binary systems. Other pulsars are born in supernova explosions. The one that shows us the Hubble image is located in the Crab Nebula

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