Millisecond Pulsars

Second Fastest Pulsar Spins 42,000 Times a Minute

Thanks to a team of researchers from the Netherlands, who used the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), the second fastest-spinning pulsar…

5 years ago

NASA is Planning to Test Pulsars as Cosmic Navigation Beacons

The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) is being deployed to the ISS, and promises to yield some impressive scientific…

5 years ago

Messier 5 (M5) – The NGC 5904 Globular Cluster

In the late 18th century, Charles Messier was busy hunting for comets in the night sky, and noticed several “nebulous”…

6 years ago

Recycling Pulsars – The Millisecond Matters…

[/caption] It's a millisecond pulsar... a rapidly rotating neutron star and it's about to reach the end of its mass…

10 years ago

Students Discover Millisecond Pulsar, Help in the Search for Gravitational Waves

[/caption] A special project to search for pulsars has bagged the first student discovery of a millisecond pulsar – a…

10 years ago

Star Transforms Into A Diamond Planet

[/caption] "Remember when you were young... You shone like the sun." Four thousand light years away in the constellation of…

11 years ago