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Radio astronomers discover 8 new millisecond pulsars

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A group of astronomers has discovered eight millisecond pulsars located within the dense clusters of stars, known as "globular clusters," using South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope.

Millisecond pulsars are neutron stars, the most compact star known, that spin up to 700 times per second. This is the first pulsar discovery using the MeerKAT antennas and it comes from the synergic work of two international collaborations, TRAPUM and MeerTIME, with the findings detailed in a Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society paper published today.

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-radio-astronomers-millisecond-pulsars.html

https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/504/1/1407/6177676

https://phys.org/news/2021-03-millisecond-pulsars-meerkat.html

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