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First detection of warm and cold matter escaping a neutron star

Astronomers detected matter escaping neutron star in low-mass X-ray binary Swift J1858.6-0814 (a system containing neutron star and emitting X-rays). The detection was made in the visible and ultraviolet spectrum for the first time. Until now there were only observed systems with escaping cold or hot matter.

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missions icon Hubble 24. 4. 1990 Ongoing
missions icon XMM-Newton 10. 12. 1999 Ongoing
missions icon Swift 20. 11. 2004 Ongoing

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