PSR J1959+2048 (The Black Widow Pulsar) [#9588099691]


This system is located at: -4280.25 / -409.5 / 2551.84375

Galactic coordinates: R: 5,000.014 / l: 59.197 / b: -4.698
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 19h 59m 36.844s / Declination: 20° 48'14.755''

Reserve level: Pristine

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (0 to 10,132,714 ls), Earth-like world (159,509,749 to 239,235,216 ls), Water world (130,797,690 to 506,556,191 ls), Ammonia world (330,949,863 to 900,544,339 ls), Terraformable (124,238,362 to 247,894,618 ls)

Estimated value: 98,342 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by neville clavain.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: The Black Widow Pulsar

106 ships passed through PSR J1959+2048 space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through PSR J1959+2048 space in the last 24 hours.

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The Black Widow Pulsar is an eclipsing binary millisecond pulsar discovered in the late 20th century. It was presumed to orbit with a brown dwarf companion so tightly that the gravitational pull and heavy radiation of the neutron star created a bow shock of material, thus eventually destroying the companion brown dwarf. As of 3303 AD the brown dwarf seems to have been destroyed already since the system only holds a couple of gas giants.

Also, the pulsar was estimated to move across the galactic plane at a speed of approximately twenty times that of Sol. Subsequent pulsars were eventually found with similar features, hence forming their own 'class' of Black Widow Pulsars eventually (source).

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