Searching for substellar companions of young isolated neutron stars

  title={Searching for substellar companions of young isolated neutron stars},
  author={Bettina Posselt and Ralph Neuhauser and Frank Haberl},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Only two planetary systems orbiting old ms-pulsars have been discovered. Young radio pulsars and radio-quiet neutron stars cannot be analysed by the usually-applied radio-pulse-timing technique. However, finding substellar companions orbiting these neutron stars would be of significant importance: the companion may have had an exotic formation, its observation may also enable us to study neutron-star physics. Aims. We investigate the closest young neutron stars to Earth to search for… 

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