Mission Picture of the Day

EAW contains many different battle areas, many of which contain highly dangerous target locations. Each day we feature a different picture of one of our online missions, along with a brief explanation written by one of our virtual pilots.

Today's Picture:
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If the Earth could somehow be transformed to the ultra-high density of a neutron star , it might appear as it does in the above computer generated figure. Due to the very strong gravitational field, the neutron star distorts light from the background sky greatly. If you look closely, two images of the constellation Orion are visible. The gravity of this particular neutron star is so great that no part of the neutron star is blocked from view - light is pulled around by gravity even from the back of the neutron star.

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