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JPL News: NuSTAR Captures Possible Beacons from Dead Stars

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the "howls" of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions.

"We may be witnessing the beacons of a hitherto hidden population of pulsars in the galactic center," said co-author Fiona Harrison of Caltech, principal investigator of NuSTAR. "This would mean there is something special about the environment in the very center of our galaxy."

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