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Diffuse X-ray emission detected around the ultraluminous X-ray pulsar NGC 5907 ULX-1

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Using NASA's Chandra spacecraft, European astronomers have detected a diffuse X-ray emission around an ultraluminous X-ray pulsar in the galaxy NGC 5907. The newly detected emission could be an expanding nebula powered by the wind of the pulsar. The finding is detailed in a paper published October 25 on the arXiv pre-print server.

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