Transformation of a Star into a Planet in a Millisecond Pulsar Binary

@article{Bailes2011TransformationOA,
  title={Transformation of a Star into a Planet in a Millisecond Pulsar Binary},
  author={M. Bailes and S. Bates and V. Bhalerao and N. Bhat and M. Burgay and S. Burke-Spolaor and N. D'Amico and S. Johnston and M. Keith and M. Kramer and S. Kulkarni and L. Levin and A. Lyne and S. Milia and A. Possenti and L. Spitler and B. Stappers and W. van Straten},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={1717 - 1720}
}
Timing observations of a millisecond pulsar reveal a planet that is far denser than any known planet. Millisecond pulsars are thought to be neutron stars that have been spun-up by accretion of matter from a binary companion. Although most are in binary systems, some 30% are solitary, and their origin is therefore mysterious. PSR J1719−1438, a 5.7-millisecond pulsar, was detected in a recent survey with the Parkes 64-meter radio telescope. We show that this pulsar is in a binary system with an… Expand
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