The geometry of the double-pulsar system J0737–3039 from systematic intensity variations

  title={The geometry of the double-pulsar system J0737–3039 from systematic intensity variations},
  author={Fredrick A. Jenet and Scott M. Ransom},
Two pulsars (PSR J0737–3039A and B) were recently discovered in highly relativistic orbits around one another. The system contains a rapidly rotating pulsar with a spin period of 22.7 ms and a slow companion with a spin period of 2.77 s, referred to here as ‘A’ and ‘B’, respectively. A unique property of the system is that the pulsed radio flux from B increases systematically by almost two orders of magnitude during two short portions of its orbit. Here we report a geometrical model of the… Expand

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