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Pulsar with widest orbit

Artist’s impression of pulsar PSR J1930-1852 shown in orbit around a companion neutron star. Discovered by a team of high school students, this pulsar has the widest orbit ever observed around another neutron star. Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF) Pulsar with ...

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What is a Pulsar

What is a Pulsar? by Fraser Cain Pulsars are types of neutron stars; the dead relics of massive stars. What sets pulsars apart from regular neutron stars is that they’re highly magnetized, and rotating at enormous speeds. Astronomers detect them ...

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