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Title: Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation of the Crab Nebula

Description: The plot shows the northern hemisphere of the synthetic Crab nebula. On the polar axis a transmagnetosonic jet ploughs into the surrounding plasma. A standing shock is clearly visible about the Z axis at Z = 0.0 out to a radius of ~1.0. The units of measurement on both axes is 1 light year. The standing shock, referred to as the "termination shock"; shock heats the plasma wind accelerated from the rapidly rotating neutron star or Crab Pulsar at the centre, and sends this very turbulent flow out into the nebula bubble.

The paper corresponding to this research can be found at Some Page Credits (N. F. Camus)

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