Young Pulsar Shows its Hand

Don’t quote me as totally correct but I recall something about a “balance” in all things. Mirrored objects; opposites attract; laws of physics; whatever the case. As I read this article I thought to myself, if this is considered “the most powerful electromagnetic generator in the Galaxy,” is it there for a reason? What would happen if it did not exist? What effects does it have in the universe beside what they can see here?

This article was truly an eye opener for me, regarding how advanced and infinite the universe is. I suddenly felt small in comparison.

clipped from www.redorbit.com
The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand.
B1509 is spinning completely around almost 7 times every second and is releasing energy into its environment at a prodigious rate — presumably because it has an intense magnetic field at its surface, estimated to be 15 trillion times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field.
The combination of rapid rotation and ultra-strong magnetic field makes B1509 one of the most powerful electromagnetic generators in the Galaxy
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/P. Slane et al. , Posted on: Sunday, 5 April 2009, 08:16 CDT

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