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Brilliant X-rays reveal what might be a new type of star

X-ray image of the central star and the nebula in IRAS 00500+6713 obtained by the XMM-Newton space telescope.

The strangely bright star J005311 (artificially coloured X-ray image, pictured) will eventually collapse into a neutron star. Credit: XMM-Newton/ESA, L. Oskinova/Univ. Potsdam, Germany

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Nature 589, 172 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-03654-x

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