Weird Infrared Signal Emanates Across Space, But What Created It?

Space is filled with bizarre signals that us Earthlings scramble to put meaning to. Researchers detected yet another mysterious signal that emanated from near a neutron star, and, for the first time, it’s infrared.

This signal, they found, was about 800 light-years away and was “extended,” meaning it was spread across a large stretch of space, unlike typical “point” signals from neutron stars that emit X-rays. Specifically, the signal stretched across 200 astronomical units (AU) of space, or 2.5 times the orbit of Pluto around the sun, according to a statement from Penn State. (One AU is the average distance from Earth to the sun — about 93 million miles, or 150 million kilometers.)

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