Researchers Observe Bizarre ‘Anti-Glitch’ In Pulsar Star

May 29, 2013 5:07 PM

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When a massive star – one several times larger than our Sun – consumes all of the fusible matter in its core, it begins to implode in a brilliant supernova. Driven by gravitational collapse, the core of the star will form either a neutron star or a black hole, depending upon its mass.

While not quite as exotic or dense as a black hole, a neutron star is still an amazing object and provides a useful laboratory for exploring fundamental physics. So understanding these objects – their magnetic fields, their masses, their composition, their rotation, etc. – is of paramount importance...

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