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More Images of 47 Tucanae
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Labeled Image of 47 Tucanae
New results from Chandra and other X-ray telescopes have provided one of the most reliable determinations yet of the relation between the radius of a neutron star and its mass. Neutron stars, the ultra-dense cores left behind after massive stars collapse, contain the densest matter known in the Universe outside of a black hole. This image contains data from a long Chandra observation of 47 Tucanae, a globular cluster where one of the eight neutron stars in the study is found. Lower-energy X-rays are red, those with intermediate energies are green, and the highest-energy X-rays are shown in blue.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Michigan State/A.Steiner et al.;)

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X-ray Image of NGC 6397
Neutron stars, the ultra-dense cores left behind after massive stars collapse, contain the densest matter known in the Universe outside of a black hole . New results from Chandra and other X-ray telescopes have provided one of the most reliable determinations yet of the relation between the radius of a neutron star and its mass. These results constrain how nuclear matter - protons and neutrons, and their constituent quarks, interact under the extreme conditions found in neutron stars.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/Michigan State/A.Steiner et al.;)

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Ground-based Optical Image of 47 Tucanae
This optical image of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae combines data from the Digitized Sky Survey with data from the 2 Micron All Sky Survey. The red outline in the labeled image depicts the field of view for the Chandra observation.
(Credit: Optical: DSS; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)


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