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8 extremely rare ‘millisecond pulsars’ discovered inside globular clusters – Livescience.com

These “cosmic clocks” can help researchers answer big questions in physics.

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An international team of astronomers has discovered eight rare millisecond pulsars hiding inside dense clusters of stars surrounding the Milky Way.
A pulsar
is a neutron star
city-sized stellar objects packed with a mass of at least 1.4 times the mass of our sun, which emerge from the explosive deaths of their parent stars that gives off two beams of radio waves
at each pole, due to its strong magnetic field
, while also rapidly spinning because of its incredibly large mass. From our perspective,…

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