Research report 2003 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Neutron Stars as kosmic cannonballs

Janka, Hans-Thomas; Kifonidis, Konstantinos; Müller, Ewald; Scheck, Leonhard; Plewa, Tomek
Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics in Garching and the University of Chicago have substantiated an explanation for the high space velocities of observed pulsars. Their computer models confirm the likely connection with asymmetries during supernova explosions.

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