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What are the basic mechanics of pulsar IGR J1104-6103?

  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1
    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGR_J11014-6103#/media/File:Lighthouse_nebula.jpg

    IGR J11014-6103 has the largest observed jet in the Milky Way. What are the basic mechanics IGR J11014-6103?: How fast is this neutron star pulsar moving with respect to the center of the cloud (1000 km/s?) and how far is the neutron star from the cloud center (60 ly?) Age of the explosion (15,000 years ago?) Length of jet (big part - 37 ly?) ? Speed of the jet (0.8c)? Are these 5 numbers consistent? Is there a technique to measure its mass?

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  3. Feb 6, 2016 #2
    The pulsar's speed is reported between 0.001 - 0.003c.
    "One of the biggest mysteries is that we only see these jets in x-rays, there's no radio signature.":

    This "neutron" star doesn't have an accretion disk. It looks like an almost-black hole that due to an off-center explosion became instead an overweight runaway neutron star.
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