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Double pulsar PSR J0737-3039

Double pulsar PSR J0737-3039

Date: 23 June 2008

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
15-Jul-2024 12:24 UT

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