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Bow Shock and Bullets


Figure 25: The bow shock formed by PSR J0437-4715 as seen in H. Courtesy of Andy Fruchter.

Ram pressure in the ISM balances pressure due to the relativistic pulsar wind


Figure 26: The pulsar with known bow shocks. From Cordes 1996

Jon Bell
Thu Dec 19 15:15:11 GMT 1996