Millisecond pulsar Current Affairs, GK & News

Millisecond Pulsars Discovered

A group of astronomers have discovered 8 milli second Pulsars. These pulsars are located within the dense clusters of stars called the “Globular Clusters”. The Pulsars were discovered using the MeerKAT telescope located in South Africa. What are Milli second Pulsars? The Milli second pulsars are the most compact stars known to mankind. They pin ..

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Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology (SEXTANT)

NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches of the Solar System, and even farther – by using pulsars as guide stars. It’s called Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT (named after an 18th century nautical navigation instrument), and it ..

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PSR J1719-1438 b: The Planet made of Diamond discovered

Recently, astronomers have claimed to have found a planet entirely made of diamonds. The planet PSR J1719-1438 b is an extra solar planet, discovered on August 25, 2011 in orbit around PSR J1719-1438, a millisecond pulsar. PSR J1719 -1438 is a pulsar some 4,000 light years away in the Serpens constellation. The pulsar completes more ..

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