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          Institute: MPI für Physik     Collection: YB 2016     Display Documents



ID: 716514.0, MPI für Physik / YB 2016
An extremely bright gamma-ray pulsar in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Authors:The Fermi LAT Collaboration; Ackermann, M.; et al.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Title of Journal:Science Magazine
Journal Abbrev.:Science
Issue / Number:350
Start Page:801
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:Pulsars are rapidly spinning, highly magnetized neutron stars, created in the gravitational collapse of massive stars. We report the detection of pulsed giga-electron volt gamma rays from the young pulsar PSR J0540-6919 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. This is the first gamma-ray pulsar detected in another galaxy. It has the most luminous pulsed gamma-ray emission yet observed, exceeding the Crab pulsar’s by a factor of 20. PSR J0540-6919 presents an extreme test case for understanding the structure and evolution of neutron star magnetospheres.
Classification / Thesaurus:Fermi
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:MPI für Physik
Affiliations:MPI für Physik
Identifiers:LOCALID:MPP-2015-466
URL:10.1126/science.aac7400
URL:https://publications.mppmu.mpg.de/?action=search&m...
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