Pulsar Timing Signatures of Circumbinary Asteroid Belts

@article{Jennings2020PulsarTS,
  title={Pulsar Timing Signatures of Circumbinary Asteroid Belts},
  author={Ross J. Jennings and James M. Cordes and Shami Chatterjee},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2020}
}
The gravitational pull of a large number of asteroids perturbs a pulsar's motion to a degree that is detectable through precision timing of millisecond pulsars. The result is a low-frequency, correlated noise process, similar in form to the red timing noise known to affect canonical pulsars, or to the signal expected from a stochastic gravitational-wave background. Motivated by the observed fact that many millisecond pulsars are in binary systems, we describe the ways in which the presence of a… Expand

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