Pulsars 40 Years On

  title={Pulsars 40 Years On},
  author={Jocelyn Bell Burnell},
  pages={579 - 581}
The discovery of pulsing radio signals from spinning stars in 1967 is still influencing astrophysics today. 
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Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source

Unusual signals from pulsating radio sources have been recorded at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory. The radiation seems to come from local objects within the galaxy, and may be associated

A Periodically Active Pulsar Giving Insight into Magnetospheric Physics

A massive increase in magnetospheric currents in a pulsar magnetosphere during the occurrence of radio emission is estimated, proving that pulsar wind plays a substantial role in pulsar spin-down.

Transient radio bursts from rotating neutron stars

A search for radio sources that vary on much shorter timescales, finding eleven objects characterized by single, dispersed bursts having durations between 2 and 30 ms, suggesting origins in rotating neutron stars.

Gravitational labs in the sky

Rarely has a single event changed our view of the universe as much as the solar eclipse of May 1919. With the Sun's light blocked by the Moon, Sir Arthur Eddington and colleagues observed that stars