Double pulsar PSR J0737-3039
Artist's impression of the double pulsar system PSR J0737-3039. This system consists of a slowly rotating neutron star (pulsar B, with a period of 2.77s) orbiting a faster and more energetic companion (pulsar A, period 22.7 ms) with an orbital period of 2.4 hr. The system is observed nearly edge-on.
Last Update: 1 September 2019