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16/01/1969 Crab pulsar is detected


Crab Pulsar Wind, animation of


Crab Pulsar

The Crab pulsar is a remnant of a supernova observed in 1054. It lies seven thousand light years from the Sun. It was a first pulsar connected with a supernova. It could be discovered 19 years earlier. In 1950 it was spotted by a woman at the University of Chicago's telescope. She told it to the astronomer, but he did not believe her.
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    • Essentials 

    • History of observation