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 !!!
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