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Rotating Neutron Stars as the Origin of the Pulsating Radio Sources

Naturevolume 218pages731732 (1968) | Download Citation



The constancy of frequency in the recently discovered pulsed radio sources can be accounted for by the rotation of a neutron star. Because of the strong magnetic fields and high rotation speeds, relativistic velocities will be set up in any plasma in the surrounding magnetosphere, leading to radiation in the pattern of a rotating beacon.

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  1. Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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