(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have discovered the source of a powerful cosmic flare that passed through the Earth in 2020.
The flare duration was only 140 milliseconds and was released by a neutron star, which is located near our planet. At the same time, the star has an incredibly high power indicator.
This outbreak was recorded in mid-April last year. It consisted of a high-energy form of light. They were able to fix the outbreak using spacecraft that are orbiting the Red Planet, as well as the Fermi telescope of NASA and the ISS.
The star that launched the flare is 11.3 light-years from our planet. This is close enough, especially considering the fact how much power neutron stars can have.
Typically, gamma-ray bursts occur as a result of supernova explosions. Such outbreaks are recorded almost every day. But this time, the flare was launched by an object that is the core of a star with a huge density index. This core remained functional after the supernova explosion occurred. Scientists were able to trace that the gamma burst was released by a neutron star, which is called the Sculptor or Silver Coin.
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