Pulsars Defy Conventional Wisdom Of Astrophysics

01/30/13 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm
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This image is a snapshot from a movie that shows dynamic rings, wisps and jets of matter and antimatter around the pulsar in the Crab Nebula as observed in X-ray light by Chandra in 2001.
Pulsars are tiny spinning stars that are heavier than the sun but smaller than a city.

University of Vermont astrophysicist Joanna Rankin talked with Vermont Edition about the research she contributed to that challenges essential theories about how pulsars work.

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