Fermi Satellite clocks 'cannonball' pulsar speeding through space

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:50 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers found a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour—so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 minutes. The discovery was made using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).

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