Space scientists have recently discovered a dead, pulsating star having brightest X-Ray emission through NuSTAR- Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. It seems that these emissions form from the energy of 1 million suns. The 9th of journal Nature reported the discovery for the first time.
This amazing discovery will help scientist to understand ULXs- ultra luminous X-ray sources. By now these ULXs are thought of as black holes having less mass and the recent data from Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array decipher that galaxy M82- Messier 82 as a pulsar.
The NuSTAR principal investigator at the California Institute of Technology, Fiona Harrison in Pasadena said:
“You might think of this pulsar as the ‘Mighty Mouse’ of stellar remnants, it has all the power of a black hole, but with much less mass. The pulsar appears to be eating the equivalent of a black hole diet. This result will help us understand how black holes gorge and grow so quickly, which is an important event in the formation of galaxies and structures in the universe.”
Research is still going on to find out more about ULXs for more specific results. NASA also confirmed the emission of powerful X-rays from pulsar after observing the recent supernova through Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift satellite.
Through NuStar, The scientists discovered the timings of the signal which enabled them to identify the pulse rate which was about 1.37 seconds along with energy output of 10 million suns which is almost ten times than the energy other pulsar emitting X-rays.
Scientists are still amazed of its brightness and they are still investigating reasons behind it .They are astonished by the fact that if it is eating up the matter around it, how it is doing so at such an extreme rate. They have decided to follow-up their research to find further details about the matter.