# 1974: the discovery of the first binary pulsar

@article{Damour20151974TD, title={1974: the discovery of the first binary pulsar}, author={T. Damour}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2015}, volume={32}, pages={124009} }

The 1974 discovery, by Russell A Hulse and Joseph H Taylor, of the first binary pulsar, PSR B1913+16, opened up new possibilities for the study of relativistic gravity. PSR B1913+16, as well as several other binary pulsars, provided direct observational proof that gravity propagates at the velocity of light and has a quadrupolar structure. Binary pulsars also provided accurate tests of the strong-field regime of relativistic gravity. General relativity has passed all of the binary pulsar tests… Expand

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