Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations

  title={Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations},
  author={H. J. Pletsch and Lucas Guillemot and Henning Fehrmann and Bruce Allen and Michael Kramer and Carsten Aulbert and Markus Ackermann and Maria Ajello and Alessandro De Angelis and William B. Atwood and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and Guido Barbiellini and Denis Bastieri and Keith C. Bechtol and Ronaldo Bellazzini and A. W. Borgland and Eugenio Bottacini and Theresa J. Brandt and Johan Bregeon and Monica Brigida and Pascal Bruel and Rolf Buehler and Sara Buson and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Jean Marc Casandjian and Claudia Cecchi and {\"O}. Çelik and E. Charles and Ryan C. G. Chaves and C. C. Cheung and James Chiang and Stefano Ciprini and Richard O. Claus and J. Cohen-Tanugi and J. Conrad and S. Cutini and Filippo D’Ammando and Charles D. Dermer and S. W. Digel and P. Drell and Alex Drlica-Wagner and Robert D. Dubois and Denis Dumora and Cecilia Favuzzi and Elizabeth C. Ferrara and Anna Franckowiak and Yasushi Fukazawa and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Neil A. Gehrels and S Germani and N. Giglietto and Francesco Giordano and Marcello Giroletti and Gary Lunt Godfrey and Isabelle A. Grenier and M.-H. Grondin and J. E. Grove and Sylvain Guiriec and D. Hadasch and Yoshitaka Hanabata and Alice K. Harding and P. R. den Hartog and Morihiro Hayashida and E. Hays and Adam B. Hill and Xian Hou and Richard Edward Hughes and Guðlaugur J{\'o}hannesson and Miranda S. Jackson and Tobias Jogler and A. S. Johnson and W. Neil Johnson and Jun Kataoka and Matthew Kerr and J{\"u}rgen Kn{\"o}dlseder and Michael Kuss and Joshua Lande and S. Larsson and Luca Latronico and M. Lemoine-Goumard and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and Michael N. Lovellette and Pasquale Lubrano and Francesco Massaro and Matthias P. Mayer and Mario N. Mazziotta and Julie Mcenery and J. M{\'e}hault and P. F. Michelson and W. Mitthumsiri and Tsunefumi Mizuno and M. E. Monzani and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Simona Murgia and Takeshi Nakamori and Rodrigo Nemmen and Eric Nuss and Masanori Ohno and Takashi Ohsugi and Nicola Omodei and Monica Orienti and E. Orlando and Francesco de Palma and D. Paneque and J. S. Perkins and F. Piron and Giovanna Pivato and Troy A. Porter and S. Rain{\'o} and R. Rando and Paul S. Ray and Massimiliano Razzano and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and Thierry Reposeur and Steven M. Ritz and Roger W. Romani and Carlo Romoli and David Sanchez and P. M. Saz Parkinson and Alexander Schulz and Carmelo Sgro’ and E. do Couto e Silva and Eric J. Siskind and D. A. Smith and G. Spandre and Paolo Spinelli and Daniel J. Suson and H. Takahashi and T. Tanaka and Jana Thayer and John Gregg Thayer and D. J. Thompson and Luigi Tibaldo and Marco Tinivella and Eleonora Troja and T. L. Usher and Justin Vandenbroucke and Vlasios Vasileiou and G. Vianello and Vincenzo Vitale and A. P. Waite and Brian Winer and Kent S. Wood and M. Wood and Z. Yang and Stephan Zimmer},
  pages={1314 - 1317}
Exotic Pulsations The launch of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2008 enabled the detection of large numbers of pulsars. Millisecond pulsars, neutron stars with millisecond periods, are much more difficult to find in gamma-ray data. In a computational tour de force, Pletsch et al. (p. 1314, published online 25 October) detected gamma-ray pulsations from a formerly unidentified gamma-ray source in the Fermi Large Area Telescope Second Source Catalog. The pulsating neutron star orbits a… Expand
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