Rotating Neutron Stars as the Origin of the Pulsating Radio Sources

@article{Gold1968RotatingNS,
  title={Rotating Neutron Stars as the Origin of the Pulsating Radio Sources},
  author={Thomas Gold},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1968},
  volume={218},
  pages={731-732}
}
The constancy of frequency in the recently discovered pulsed radio sources can be accounted for by the rotation of a neutron star. Because of the strong magnetic fields and high rotation speeds, relativistic velocities will be set up in any plasma in the surrounding magnetosphere, leading to radiation in the pattern of a rotating beacon. 

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