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NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Sees A 'Transformer' Pulsar
2014-07-23 03:29:42

In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed.

Spidery Pulsars Consume Their Mates With A Deadly Embrace
2014-02-21 14:19:40

Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for their tainted love, expressed as an unsettling tendency to kill and devour their male partners. Astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.

Jekyll And Hyde Pulsar Has A Split Personality
2013-09-26 04:31:06

Scientists using NASA's Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory say they have discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.

Astronomers Use The Very Long Baseline Array To Set New Record
2013-06-13 14:46:36

An international team of scientists led by astronomer Adam Deller (ASTRON) have used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to set a new distance accuracy record, pegging a pulsar called PSR J2222-0137 at 871.4 light-years from Earth.

Astronomers Puzzled By Chameleon-Like Behavior Of Reverse Pulsar
2013-01-25 10:42:24

Pulsars are one of the most baffling classes of astronomical objects. Originally discovered as flickering sources of radio waves, pulsars were soon interpreted as rapidly rotating and strongly magnetized neutron stars about the size of a small city.

Pulsar Is Accompanied By Black Widow
2012-10-25 16:03:16

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have discovered a millisecond pulsar accompanied by an unusual sub-stellar partner known as a "black widow."

Pulsars: The Universe's Gift To Physics
2012-02-20 04:22:53

Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes.

Image 1 - Scientists Discover Powerful Millisecond Pulsar
2011-11-03 14:24:14

NASA said on Thursday that its scientists have discovered a surprisingly powerful millisecond pulsar that challenges existing theories.

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2011-08-26 04:53:44

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic planet that appears to be made of diamond orbiting a tiny star in our galaxy.


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