An astronomer team performed one of the highest resolution observations of astronomy history, observing a star of 6500 light-years away, two intense regions of light with a distance of 20 km between them.
The power of observation is equivalent to seeing a flea on Pluto’s surface with a telescope on Earth.
This extraordinary observation took place by exploiting the upper limits of the geometry and the properties of the twin stars that are circling each other. One is a brown jug with a long gas tail. The other is an unusual, fast-spinning star called pulsar (pulsar).
Robert Main: “Gas is acting like a magnifying glass in front of the pulsar. With the help of a natural magnifier that allows us to distinguish two distinct regions, we look at the arc. “
Atarca is a star that revolves more than 600 seconds around the world. It emits radiation from two hot spots when I turn around. My observed radiation is related to these dense zones.
The brown dwarf is one-third of the sun. It is two million kilometers away from Earth (five times the distance between Earth and Moon) and two stars circling each other around nine hours. The dwarf and the accompanying dagger are locked to each other, so they always look at the same parts. This means that the light emitted by one of the two regions of the arc is constantly illuminating a region of the earth.
As it is very close to the Atarcaya, the part of the brown dwarf star gazing up to 6000 degrees Celsius.
Atarca explosions can bring the end of the match. This type of binary system is called “black widow”. It is thought that you have gradually eroded the gas on the surface of the brown enamel as if you were on the brink of a black widow spider.
PSR is one of the largest neutron stars known as ATR B1957 + 20. It also gives an idea of how precise the mass boundary between a neutron star and a black hole can be.
The study team was made available from the radio telescope at the Arecibo Community House. In September 2017, Maria hurricane damaged this telescope.