Astronomers caught a very powerful lone pulse from a massive pulsar
In space, there is a lot of things that scientists understand, and that it can not pull the ears to any equation or postulate. Recently, scientists have floodplain lonely, pretty powerful radio pulse from a distant pulsar. This manifestation of activity in this type of star has not been observed before. Just a question, what is it Not man-made whether this action
Something strange is clearly happening with the rapidly rotating pulsar PSR B1744-24A. Single and very powerful emission of energy in the radio frequency range, it`s like something about what previously no one had guessed. Since it is not clear what it is, then it means you need more attention to give the study of millisecond pulsars, objects of this type. Meantime, more in the network of speculation on this subject than concrete. One of the clever and talented scientists, we will not advertise it. He believes that there is nothing interesting and unusual here, the radio frequency flash is nothing else, and the work of a powerful radio laser on Bose-Einstein condensate in the degenerate electron gas of a neutron star. The idea is very innovative, few people really support it, but it is there and with each new discussion gets more and more fans.
To object to the PSR B1744−24A in the order of 19200 light-years, the pulsar is in a globular star cluster Terzan 5, it is an object of the binary system. On the one hand rotates the pulsar, and on the other hand something else with not much weight, about 1/10 the mass of the Sun. Pulsar rotates on its axis very quickly and in just 11.5 seconds makes a complete revolution around its axis.
Long-term observation of this pulsar showed its amazing activity and sharp declines in the radiation power. Pulsar PSR B1744-24A produces pulses of power about the same as similar stars, but 40 times at least more powerful.
Interesting but the object and they are rightly interested in scientists, the group is headed by Anna Bilous from the University of Amsterdam. The group has already studied these mysterious pulses of great power quite well. We studied a large archive of observations using a powerful 100-meter telescope Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The impulses were well studied, but it was not easy to explain their intensity. Simply stated the fact of existence of huge radio impulses. On the basis of radiation was found and the coincidence of the radiation, the pulsar PSR B1957+20. Radiation from this object, scientists have already studied quite well and based on past experience decided to put forward the idea that in the case of PSR B1744−24A there is a process of lensing, something similar to the focus of the emission. It turns out the pulsar itself works normally, but nature has screwed to it a powerful lensing system, the output is a huge natural laser. Although it can be differently, to identify the exact reason for such powerful flares at such a distance it really is not a simple task.
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