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Magnetar + Wind Nebula?!

IN HONOR OF THE VERY FIRST WIND NEBULA FOUND AROUND A MAGNETAR….Swift J1834.9-0846….I present to you the BEST known wind nebula: the Crab nebula, found in the Taurus constellation.

 

With info and imagery from the Hubble space telescope and NASA.gov I share in the enjoyment of this new discovery!!!! It’s not understood how there is a wind nebula around a MAGNETAR.

 

Generally nebulae surround neutron stars, the most dense and hot stars of the cosmos. Nebulae act as a bottle, holding together charged particles in the supernova remnant shell. AKA VERY HOT STAR DEATH = SUPERNOVA EXPLOSION = SHELL TO FORM = GAS CLOUD TO FORM =NEBULA. When this cloud expands it reaches a point where it’s TOO WEAK to hold particles in any longer. The cloud leaks out particles until it just fades away.

 

However, a MAGNETAR is a neutron star that has an extremely high magnetic field, like a pulsar, very fast in rotation with super strong winds and radiation and sudden BURSTS of charged particles in X-Ray and gamma-Ray bursts. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A NEBULA CAN SUSTAIN BEING AROUND SUCH A THING!?!?! Without being blown away??!?!? AHHHHH

 

WHY?!? Swift J1834.9-0846 WHY?!?!?!

 

Image from NASA.gov taken by the wonderful Hubble space telescope !!!

 

READ MORE HERE!:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/astronomers-find-the-first-wind-nebula-around-a-magnetar

http://www.wsj.com/video/astronomers-find-first-wind-nebula-around-rare-neutron-star/5CD9CB69-562E-4835-8533-2AD48BF8592A.html