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loglo
2009-May-24, 01:17 PM
Missing links seem to be all the rage these days.


A neutron star transforming into a millisecond pulsar has been discovered in our galaxy confirming the evolutionary link between the two, says an Australian researcher.

Astronomers have long suspected millisecond pulsars, extremely old stars that spin up to 700 times per second emitting radio waves, evolved from neutron stars. But they have never found a star in the transition phase until now.

They observed the transition from a pulsar accreting and spinning up and emitting xrays to being quiescent and emitting only radio waves.

01101001
2009-May-24, 01:22 PM
Link (http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/05/22/2577381.htm)

The link was missing. Ha.

loglo
2009-May-24, 01:58 PM
Doh! Cheers 01.