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MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Computer illustration showing a new pulsar just a fraction of a second after it was formed from the merger of two neutron stars. A disc of material is seen around the star, a remnant from the merging process. Eventually it will clear. A jet is seen emanating from the neutron star's magnetic poles.
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