NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst – Phys.org

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NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst – Phys.org

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug. 20. The burst was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar, the …
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