PSR J1913+1102

Date of the discovery: 4 November 2016 – Short Description: The pulsar PSR J1913+1102 did break the record of the binary neutron star with the highest total mass, with 2.88 solar masses. The researchers were able to measure an effect of general relativity in this system. Each year the elliptical orbit rotates by 5.6 degree. […]

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PSR J1744−7619

Date of the discovery: 28 February 2018 – Short Description: The pulsar PSR J1744−7619 is the first pulsar to be detected only in gamma-rays and not in radio-waves. Models predict at least a weak radio-signal, so the pulsar must be either extremely radio-faint or the models are incomplete. The discovery was made with idle time […]

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