View Full Version : Asteroid Swarm ‘Pounded’ Pulsar Star, Causing Changes Visible From Earth

2014-Feb-20, 05:00 PM
When you throw a bunch of rock and debris at a rapidly spinning star, what happens? A new study suggests that so-called pulsar stars change their dizzying spin rate as asteroids fall into the gaseous mass. This conclusion comes from observations of one pulsar (PSR J0738-4042) that is being “pounded” with debris from rocks, researchers […]

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