segunda-feira, 12 de maio de 2014

Astronomers make the most precise measurement of a pulsar

Sen—An international team of astronomers has measured the beat of a distant pulsar one million times more precisely than has previously ever been achieved.
The team used the interstellar medium between stars and galaxies, that is made up of sparsely spread charged particles, as a giant lens to magnify and look closely at the radio wave emission from the pulsar—a small rotating neutron star. Read more.

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