A Long-Period, Violently Variable X-ray Source in a Young Supernova Remnant

@article{Luca2006ALV,
  title={A Long-Period, Violently Variable X-ray Source in a Young Supernova Remnant},
  author={A. De Luca and P. Caraveo and S. Mereghetti and A. Tiengo and G. Bignami},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={313},
  pages={814 - 817}
}
  • A. De Luca, P. Caraveo, +2 authors G. Bignami
  • Published 2006
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Observations with the Newton X-ray Multimirror Mission satellite show a strong periodic modulation at 6.67 ± 0.03 hours of the x-ray source at the center of the 2000-year-old supernova remnant RCW 103. No fast pulsations are visible. If genetically tied to the supernova remnant, the source could either be an x-ray binary, composed of a compact object and a low-mass star in an eccentric orbit, or an isolated neutron star. In the latter case, the combination of its age and period would indicate… CONTINUE READING
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