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Chiu and Salpeter 1964

Chiu, H.-Y., and E.E. Salpeter, 1964: Surface X-ray emission from neutron stars. Phys. Rev. Lett., 12, 413-415.

Galactic X-ray emission has been observed from rockets and recently two discrete sources of x rays in the wavelength region of 1. 5 to 8 Å have been found. The measured flux over this wavelength region was 10-7 erg/cm2 sec for the stronger source (located near Scorpius) with an angular size less than 5°. The other source is about eight times weaker and seems to coincide with the Crab Nebula. The Crab is known to be the remnant of the supernova in A.D. 1054, three thousand light years away. The stronger Scorpius source may be a (somewhat closer) supernova remnant of similar age.

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  author={Chiu, H.-Y. and Salpeter, E. E.},
  title={Surface X-ray emission from neutron stars},
  journal={Phys. Rev. Lett.},

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ID  - ch06100c
AU  - Chiu, H.-Y.
AU  - Salpeter, E. E.
PY  - 1964
TI  - Surface X-ray emission from neutron stars
JA  - Phys. Rev. Lett.
VL  - 12
SP  - 413
EP  - 415
ER  -

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