Utterly Amazing

This is mind-boggling.

Okay, it’s not a real image in the sense that it’s not anything human eyes could actually see for themselves.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day for 18/12/19, this is a map of the surface of a neutron star generated from X-ray data.

This star spins once round every 0.0049 seconds! It’s 1,000 light years away. That’s going on for 6,000 million million miles distant.

Yet humans have managed to map its surface.

Neutron star J0030

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