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Neutron Star

Vela X-1 (4U 0900-40 )

Vela X-1, also known as 4U 0900-40 , is a X-ray pulsar type neutron star located in the constellation Vela. Neutron stars are much too small and faint to view in any but the world's largest telescopes.

      1. Name:
      2. Vela X-1
      1. Designation:
      2. 4U 0900-40
      1. Type:
      2. X-ray pulsar
      1. Distance:
      2. 6200 light-years
      1. System:
      2. binary
      1. Companion:
      2. HD 77581

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