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A Massive Pulsar in a Compact Relativistic Binary
Introduction Neutron stars with masses above 1.8 solar masses (M☉), possess extreme gravitational fields, which may give rise to phenomena outside general relativity. These strong-field deviations
A strong magnetic field around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Galaxy
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Multi-frequency radio measurements of a newly discovered pulsar close to the Galactic Centre are reported and it is shown that the pulsar’s unusually large Faraday rotation indicates that there is a dynamically important magnetic field near the black hole.
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole
When surrounded by a transparent emission region, black holes are expected to reveal a dark shadow caused by gravitational light bending and photon capture at the event horizon. To image and study
Formation of Double Neutron Star Systems
Double neutron star (DNS) systems represent extreme physical objects and the endpoint of an exotic journey of stellar evolution and binary interactions. Large numbers of DNS systems and their mergers
On the nature and evolution of the unique binary pulsar J1903+0327
PSR J1903+0327, a millisecond pulsar in an eccentric (e = 0.44) 95-d orbit with an ∼ 1M � companion poses a challenge to our understanding of stellar evolution in binary and multiplestar systems.
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VI. The Shadow and Mass of the Central Black Hole
We present measurements of the properties of the central radio source in M87 using Event Horizon Telescope data obtained during the 2017 campaign. We develop and fit geometric crescent models
Precision timing measurements of PSR J1012+5307
We present results and applications of high-precision timing measurements of the binary millisecond pulsar J1012+5307. Combining our radio timing measurements with results based on optical
TOPICAL REVIEW: The double pulsar system: a unique laboratory for gravity
The PSR J0737–3039 is a double neutron star system in which both stars are detectable as active radio pulsars. The pair, consisting of an old, mildly recycled 23-ms pulsar and a young 2.8-s pulsar,
PROSPECTS FOR PROBING THE SPACETIME OF Sgr A* WITH PULSARS
The discovery of radio pulsars in compact orbits around Sgr A* would allow an unprecedented and detailed investigation of the spacetime of this supermassive black hole. This paper shows that pulsar
A timing formula for main‐sequence star binary pulsars
ABSTRA C T In binary radio pulsars with a main-sequence star companion, the spin-induced quadrupole moment of the companion gives rise to a precession of the binary orbit. As a first approximation
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