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X-ray & Optical Images of Kes 75
Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy using X-ray data from Chandra that have been combined in the composite image with optical data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Chandra observations reveal that a cocoon of high-energy particles at the center of the Kes 75 is moving at a remarkably high speed. This and other properties revealed by Chandra and other telescope give astronomers insight into the exploded star and the environment around it.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/NCSU/S. Reynolds; Optical: PanSTARRS)


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