Geminga

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Geminga photographed by Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes in X-Ray and IR.

Geminga is a neutron star located around 800 light years from the Sun in the constellation Gemini.[1] The star's name, attributed by its discoverer Giovanni Bignami, is both a contraction of Gemini gamma-ray source, and a transcription of the words gh'è minga, meaning "it is not there" in the Icons-flag-it.png Milanese dialect of Lombard.[2]

References


Fichtel, C. E.; et al. (May 1975). "High-energy gamma-ray results from the second small astronomy satellite". Astrophysical Journal. 198: 163–182. Bibcode:1975ApJ...198..163F. doi:10.1086/153590.