Published September 26, 2018
Researchers report an evolving jet launched by a strongly magnetized, accreting neutron star.
The jet’s radio luminosity is two orders of magnitude fainter than those seen in other neutron stars with similar X-ray luminosities, implying an important role for the properties of the neutron star in regulating jet power. The result also shows that the strong magnetic fields of ultra-luminous X-ray pulsars do not prevent such sources from launching jets.
Canadian co-author: Gregory Sivakoff, University of Alberta –