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Fast Spinning Pulsar’s Wobbles Whip-Up Plasma Jets | Video

Just 12 miles across, a collapsed star 1000 light years from Earth spins more than 11 times each second. The Vela pulsar belches charged particles at 70% of light-speed, seen here in this 8-frame movie from the space-based Chandra X-ray Observatory.
credit : NASA/CXC/A. Hobart