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More Images of KS 1731-260

1
Neutron Star KS 1731-260
A Chandra image of neutron star KS 1731-260, remarkably cool after 12 years of being bombarded with hot gas from a companion star, not visible here. The now dim KS 1731-260 is the light blue object slightly above the midline of this image.
(Credit: NASA/Chandra/Wijnands et al.)


2
X-ray Light Curve for KS 1731-260
Data from two detectors aboard the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) shows the light curve (X-ray count rate versus time) for the neutron star KS 1731-260. The day the Chandra observation was performed is marked with an arrow.
(Credit: NASA/Chandra/Wijnands et al. )

3
Chandra ACIS Spectrum of Neutron Star KS 1731-260

(Credit: NASA/Chandra/Wijnands et al. )

4
Neutron Accretion
This image illustrates the accretion flow, with gas from a large companion star swirling around a tiny neutron star, attracted by the neutron star's gravity.
(Credit: NASA)

5
Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 10 arcsec
Credit: NASA/Chandra/Wijnands et al.


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