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Lord of the Rings: Astronomers Pinpoint the Location of a Mysterious Neutron Star with Superlative Rings of X-ray Light

23 June 2015 — The largest and brightest set of cosmic rings resulting from echoes of X-ray light has been discovered by a science team that includes a Penn State astronomer. The team used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover the beautiful and extraordinary rings, which were produced by an intense burst of energy from a neutron star. Rings of this type give astronomers a rare chance to determine the distance from Earth to an object in our Milky Way Galaxy.
Read more about the discovery here.

Lord of the Rings: Astronomers Pinpoint the Location of a Mysterious Neutron Star with Superlative Rings of X-ray Light (23 June 2015)

Cavener named new dean of the Eberly College of Science (19 June 2015)

Song Tan awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (18 June 2015)

Marylyn Ritchie appointed Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (18 June 2015)

John Badding awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (18 June 2015)

A First: Exoplanet smaller than Earth gets its size and mass measured (16 June 2015)

Disabling infection-fighting immune response speeds up wound healing in diabetes (15 June 2015)

Unlocking the biofuel energy stored in plant cell walls: Plants may no longer be an untapped energy source (9 June 2015)

Mercedes Richards elected Councilor of American Astronomical Society (4 June 2015)

Invasive microbe protects corals from global warming, but at a cost (2 June 2015)

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