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Fraser
2009-May-21, 06:10 PM
A now-you-see-it, now-you don’t accretion disk (white and blue in the artist’s rendering at left) has tipped astronomers to the birth of a superfast, “millisecond” pulsar that was happening right before their eyes — er, their radio telescopes.The new finding*confirms the long-suspected evolutionary connection between a*neutron star and a millisecond pulsar: they are two life [...]

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