Pulsar PSR B1509-58 Shows its Hand
Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/P.Slane, et al.
Published: April 3, 2009
A small, dense object only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. At the center of this image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short.
More information: https://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/