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Stellar Odd Couple Makes Striking Flares

Date- 16th June 11 Source- http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010798/ 'Every 3.4 years, pulsar B1259-63 dives twice through the gas disk surrounding the massive blue star it orbits. With each pass, it produces gamma rays. During the most recent event, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed that the pulsar's gamma-ray flare was much more intense the second time it plunged through the disk. Astronomers don't yet know why.'
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