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The spin-period/<br>spin-down rate diagram for pulsars

The spin-period/
spin-down rate diagram for pulsars

Date: 14 October 2010
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Copyright: From N. Rea et al., (2010)

Pulsars are spinning neutron stars that appear as pulsating sources because beams of electromagnetic radiation stream out above their magnetic poles, which are not always aligned with the star's axis of rotation.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jan-2022 02:00 UT

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