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A pulsar’s shocking power

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Accretion onto neutron stars can generate photon luminosities well in excess of the Eddington limit. Now it has been shown that it can also produce outflows with similar mechanical power, requiring a rethink of the interaction between accretion flows and neutron star magnetospheres.

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Fig. 1: A simplified representation of the pulsar system and the detected X-ray bubble.

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Soria, R. A pulsar’s shocking power. Nat Astron (2019) doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0934-5

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