Planets around pulsars: A review

  title={Planets around pulsars: A review},
  author={Joseph Phillips and Stephen Erik Thorsett},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
The discovery last year of a planetary system orbiting a millisecond pulsar raises important questions in pulsar evolution, planet formation, and planetary dynamics. We review the literature concerning pulsar-planetary systems, emphasizing particularly the contributions to the meetingPlanets around Pulsars held at Caltech in 1992. 

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