View Full Version : Cluster Filled with Pulsars

2005-Sep-11, 03:48 AM
SUMMARY: A dense globular cluster near the heart of the Milky Way has been found to contain dozens of rapidly-spinning microsecond pulsars. The discovery was made using the 100-meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia. Many of the pulsars are interesting, too; there are 13 in binary systems, and two that rotate 600 times a second - as fast as a household blender. The discovery of this many pulsars in a star cluster should keep astronomers busy for years, gaining insight into both the nature of these objects, and the conditions they formed in.

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