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Geminga
Neutron Star
Image from Steve Bowers
Geminga

Geminga - Data Panel

StarGeminga
TypePulsar
Distance from Sol551 light years
Rotation Period0.237 seconds
Age300,000 years (approx): this star is now relatively radio-quiet
AffiliationFormer Conver Ambi, now Metasoft
The sacred star of the Geminga Orthodoxy, and one of the closest pulsars to Sol. It is believed to be the remnant of a supernova that exploded 300,000 years ago, creating the local bubble.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg

Initially published on 31 October 2001.

 
 
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