A Double-Pulsar System: A Rare Laboratory for Relativistic Gravity and Plasma Physics

  title={A Double-Pulsar System: A Rare Laboratory for Relativistic Gravity and Plasma Physics},
  author={Andrew G. Lyne and Marta Burgay and Michael Kramer and Andrea Possenti and Richard N. Manchester and F. Camilo and Maura Mclaughlin and Duncan R. Lorimer and Nicolo' D'Amico and Bhuwan Joshi and John Reynolds and Paulo C. C. Freire},
  pages={1153 - 1157}
The clocklike properties of pulsars moving in the gravitational fields of their unseen neutron-star companions have allowed unique tests of general relativity and provided evidence for gravitational radiation. We report here the detection of the 2.8-second pulsar J0737–3039B as the companion to the 23-millisecond pulsar J0737–3039A in a highly relativistic double neutron star system, allowing unprecedented tests of fundamental gravitational physics. We observed a short eclipse of J0737–3039A by… 

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