American astronomers have discovered an unusual stream of infrared radiation, around the isolated isolated neutron star and they are not sure what caused it.
It is a fascinating story surrounding an isolated neutron star named RX J0806.4-4123, astronomer Bettina Posselt in Penn State (USA) shared.
Previously, this neutron star has special signs including continuously emitting 7 X-ray pulses into the environment, so it has another name called Magnificent Seven .
However, in the new discovery, the experts found an extended infrared emission around this neutron star, lasting up to 200 astronomical units (or 2.5 times the orbit of Pluto). turned around the Sun).
Now scientists still cannot explain what causes this phenomenon. But one theory is that accelerating particles emanating from the center of the star stab into the disk ring material, radiating heat, radiating energy, producing long-lasting infrared rays, surrounding this star.