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Millisecond pulsars

When a star with a mass of roughly ten solar masses finishes its life, it explodes as a supernova, leaving behind a neutron star as remnant "ash." Neutron stars have masses of one-to-several suns but they are tiny in diameter, ...

dateOct 03, 2016 in Astronomy
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The 'glitching' of the Vela pulsar

(—A team of Australian astronomers has conducted an intensive observation of a curious young pulsar to investigate changes in its rotation frequency known as 'glitching'. Located about 910 light years from the ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in Astronomy report
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Astronomers find six new millisecond pulsars

(—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has once again proven that it is an excellent tool to search for rotating neutron stars emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation, known as pulsars. A team of astronomers, ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Astronomy report
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