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The Parasitic Star

The Parasitic Star

Near the Milky Way galactic center, a pulsar (a dead spinning star) has been feeding on a smaller companion star, whittling it down to a planet-sized object. For more on this curious celestial phenomenon, check out Space.com(1).
Artist Depiction: Aurore Simonnet - Sonoma State University

1. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070912_neutron_object.html

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