Astronomers discover a ‘transformer’ pulsar

September 26, 2013 6:49 AM

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Astronomers discover a ‘transformer’ pulsar

A pulsar is a magnetized neutron star that gives off pulses of light.

“This transitional object took us decades to find, and it provides us with a unique opportunity to observe a pulsar’s intense magnetic field in action,” said co-author Sergio Campana, an astronomer at Brera Observatory, in a statement.

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