Astronomers Develop New Method for Measuring Mass of Young Pulsars

A team of astronomers from Chile, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, has found a new, highly accurate way to measure the mass of young pulsars. Pulsars are rapidly rotating, very strongly magnetized neutron stars. They are known for their superb timing precision, although so-called ‘glitches’ can interrupt the regular timing behavior when the stars [...] —> Read More