Astronomers Catch a Pulsar 'Glitching,' Offering Insights Into the Strange Stars

The Vela pulsar is known to glitch something like once every three years, when it speeds up for a few seconds. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Toronto/M.Durant et al; Optical: DSS/Davide De Martin) When a massive star dies, it leaves behind a dense core called a neutron star. Many of these exotic suns spin rapidly, sending out beams of radiation like lighthouses, and these are called pulsars. They can rotate thousands of times a second, and spin so steadily that they can be used as cosmolog

Astronomers Catch a Pulsar 'Glitching,' Offering Insights Into the Strange Stars

The Vela pulsar is known to glitch something like once every three years, when it speeds up for a few seconds. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Toronto/M.Durant et al; Optical: DSS/Davide De ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

Astronomers catch a pulsar 'glitching,' offering insights into the strange stars, Mon 12 Aug 19 from Astronomy.com

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly. Until they don't.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets, Mon 12 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets, Mon 12 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

Peculiar pulsar slows down before ‘glitching’

The findings might help astronomers unravel the dynamics inside neutron stars.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ZME Science

Maybe Neutron Stars 'Glitch Out' So Much Because They're Full of Soup

Why do some pulsars "glitch out" every few years? The answer could be in neutron soup.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Livescience

Weird Star Slows Down Before 'Glitching,' and No One Knows Why

The most famous glitching star, Vela, revealed clues about its superfluid insides.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from SPACE.com

Astronomers watched a neutron star 'glitch' and can't yet explain it - CNET

A glitch in the cosmos.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from CNET

Pulsar glitch suggests superfluid layers lie within neutron star

Frequency dip and overshoot seen for the first time The post Pulsar glitch suggests superfluid layers lie within neutron star appeared first on Physics World.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Physicsworld Blog

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