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The most energetic light ever dazzles physics

The most energetic light ever dazzles physics

Scientists captured the most powerful pulsed emission of energy ever detected from the Crab Pulsar of up to 1.5 TeV (teraelectronvolt, a unit of measurement for energy).

The Crab Pulsar is a relatively young neutron star located in the Crab Nebula and was discovered in 1969.

The discovery, which was presented on January 11 in Astronomy and Astrophysics in which scientists from Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Japan, among other countries, have participated.

Using data from this telescope, the scientists were able to measure "the most energetic pulsatile photons of a pulsar to date," the experts explained.

Roberta Zanin, from the University of Barcelona, ​​stated that the new investigations "extend the observation beyond the energies of TeV, that is, several times more energy than the previous measurements, violating all the theoretical models considered in the work on stars of neutrons ".

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