What should the surface of a neutron star look like?

Giuseppe Frisella
2 min readFeb 12, 2024

These are the first mappings of the surface of a Pulsar, a variety of neutron star, precisely PSR J0030 +0451.

They appear different because they were performed by two different research groups, who worked on the same data provided by the NICER X-ray telescope, installed in 2017 on the ISS.
One of the two groups concluded that there are two hotspots in the southern…

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Giuseppe Frisella

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