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A Population of Fast Radio Bursts at Cosmological Distances
The detection of four nonrepeating radio transient events with millisecond duration in data from the 64-meter Parkes radio telescope in Australia indicates that these radio bursts had their origin outside the authors' galaxy, but it is not possible to tell what caused them.
An increased estimate of the merger rate of double neutron stars from observations of a highly relativistic system
This work reports the discovery of a 22-ms pulsar, PSR J0737–3039, which is a member of a highly relativistic double-neutron-star binary with an orbital period of 2.4 hours, which implies an order-of-magnitude increase in the predicted merger rate for double- NEUTron- star systems in the authors' Galaxy (and in the rest of the Universe).
A Double-Pulsar System: A Rare Laboratory for Relativistic Gravity and Plasma Physics
The detection of the 2.8-second pulsar J0737–3039B as the companion to the 23-millisecond pulsars in a highly relativistic double neutron star system, allowing unprecedented tests of fundamental gravitational physics.
The Parkes multi-beam pulsar survey - I. Observing and data analysis systems, discovery and timing of 100 pulsars
limiting flux density of the survey is about 0.2 mJy. At shorter or longer periods or higher dispersions, the sensitivity is reduced. Timing observations are carried out for pulsars discovered in the
PSR 1259-63 : a binary radio pulsar with a Be star companion
The discovery of the first known radio pulsar with a massive, nondegenerate companion is reported. PSR 1259-63, found during a large-scale high-frequency survey of the southern Galactic plane, has a
Discovery of two high-magnetic-field radio pulsars
We report the discovery of two young isolated radio pulsars with very high inferred magnetic —elds. PSR J1119(6127 has period P \ 0.407 s, and the largest period derivative known among radio pulsars,
Tests of General Relativity from Timing the Double Pulsar
By measuring relativistic corrections to the Keplerian description of the orbital motion, it is found that the “post-Keplerian” parameter s agrees with the value predicted by general relativity within an uncertainty of 0.05%, the most precise test yet obtained.
The Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey - VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
We present the discovery and follow-up observations of 142 pulsars found in the Parkes 20-cm multibeam pulsar survey of the Galactic plane. These new discoveries bring the total number of pulsars
Transformation of a Star into a Planet in a Millisecond Pulsar Binary
This pulsar PSR J1719−1438, a 5.7-millisecond pulsar detected in a recent survey with the Parkes 64-meter radio telescope, is shown to be in a binary system with an orbital period of 2.2 hours.
Transient radio bursts from rotating neutron stars
A search for radio sources that vary on much shorter timescales, finding eleven objects characterized by single, dispersed bursts having durations between 2 and 30 ms, suggesting origins in rotating neutron stars.