An x-ray nebula associated with the millisecond pulsar B1957+20.

  title={An x-ray nebula associated with the millisecond pulsar B1957+20.},
  author={B. W. Stappers and Bryan M. Gaensler and Victoria Kaspi and M van der Klis and Walter H. G. Lewin},
  volume={299 5611},
We have detected an x-ray nebula around the binary millisecond pulsar B1957+20. A narrow tail, corresponding to the shocked pulsar wind, is seen interior to the known Halpha bow shock and proves the long-held assumption that the rotational energy of millisecond pulsars is dissipated through relativistic winds. Unresolved x-ray emission likely represents the shock where the winds of the pulsar and its companion collide. This emission indicates that the efficiency with which relativistic… CONTINUE READING

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