PSR J2032+4127

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PSR J2032 + 4127 , sometimes abbreviated as J2032 , is a pulsar . It is accompanied by a massive Be star named MT91 213 (also 2MASS J20321312 + 4127243 ). The system is located in the constellation Cygnus at a distance of about 1.4 kpc (~ 4570 al ) from the Sun 6 . The system is part of the Cygnus OB 2 association .

It is expected that the coming together of the two stars in early 2018 will generate high-energy phenomena.[1]


  1. ^ Lyne, A. G; Stappers, B. W; Keith, M. J; Ray, P. S; Kerr, M; Camilo, F; Johnson, T. J (2015). "The binary nature of PSR J2032+4127". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 451: 581. arXiv:1502.01465. Bibcode:2015MNRAS.451..581L. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv236.

External links

  • Astronomers Predict Fireworks from Rare Stellar Encounter in 2018 NASA
  • Coming Soon: Closest Approach - movie-style "preview" video from NASA about the far-ranging explorations expected during close encounter in 2018

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