Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Research Highlights

Avoiding “Traffic Jam” Creates Impossibly Bright “Lighthouse”

A supercomputer recreated a blinking impossibly bright “monster pulsar.” The central energy source of enigmatic pulsating Ultra Luminous X-ray sources (ULX) could be a neutron star according to numerical simulations performed by a research group led by Tomohisa Kawashima at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
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Kawashima, T., Mineshige, S., Ohsuga, K. and Ogawa, T., 2016, PASJ, published online [PASJ] [arXiv]
Kawashima, T. (NAOJ), Mineshige, S. (Kyoto U.), Ohsuga, K. (NAOJ) and Ogawa, T. (Kyoto U.)