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Q&A: Supernova Remnants and Neutron Stars

Q:
Thank you, can you please tell me what is the blue dot located at approximately 8 o'clock to the supernova remnant: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0050/ ?

A:
The blue dot at about 8 o'clock in the N132D supernova remnant image is indeed a real source. It may be a star that is part of an X-ray binary system -- You can read more about these systems at: http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_sources/binary_stars.html ... however, the exact nature of this source is currently under study!

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