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CSI: Milky Way Team Works Scene of Dead Star


May 28, 2008

collapsed star at the center of image Like a team of forensic detectives in a television show that could be called "CSI: Milky Way," a University of Chicago astrophysicist and his associates are piecing together how a mysterious infrared ring got left around a dead star that displays a magnetic field trillions of times more intense than Earth's. The researchers present the results of their investigation in the May 29 issue of the journal NatureFull Story

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