Formation and progenitor of PSR J0737-3039 : New constraints on the supernova explosion forming pulsar B

  title={Formation and progenitor of PSR J0737-3039 : New constraints on the supernova explosion forming pulsar B},
  author={Bart Willems and Jeffrey D. Kaplan and Tassos Fragos and V. Kalogera and Krzysztof Belczyński},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We investigate the formation of the double pulsar PSR J0737-3039 and examine its most likely progenitors, taking into account the most recent and all currently available observational constraints. We show that the most likely kick velocity and progenitor parameters depend strongly on the consideration of the full five-dimensional probability distribution function for the magnitude and direction of the kick velocity imparted to pulsar B at birth, the mass of pulsar B's presupernova helium star… 
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