A Thorough Investigation of Distance and Age of the Pulsar Wind Nebula 3C58

  title={A Thorough Investigation of Distance and Age of the Pulsar Wind Nebula 3C58},
  author={R. Kothes},
Context. A growing number of researchers present evidence that the pu lsar wind nebula 3C 58 is much older than predicted by its proposed connection to the historical supernova of A.D. 118 1. There is also a great diversity of arguments. The stronges t of these arguments rely heavily on the assumed distance of 3.2 kpc det ermined with Hi absorption measurements. Aims. This publication aims at determining a more accurate distan ce for 3C 58 and re-evaluating the arguments for a larger age… 

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