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Extreme Pulsar System is 'One in a Billion'

Pulsar astronomers scored big with the finding of a triple star system that includes a millisecond pulsar -- it could be one of the most extreme tests yet for Einstein's general relativity. Continue reading →

January 7, 2014
12:24 PM EST
The timing solution from three radio telescopes for the pulsar, showing the 1.6 day period and part of the 327 day period. These points have error bars far too small to plot thanks to the precise measurements. | Ransom et al. 2014.