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Rotating Neutron Stars, Pulsars and Supernova Remnants

Naturevolume 219pages145146 (1968) | Download Citation



I SHALL discuss here some problems connected with theories linking the pulsars to the rotation of neutron stars (ref. 1 and a preprint by L. Woltjer). Because neutron stars can be formed during a supernova explosion, their rotation could be coupled with the surrounding gaseous remnant2,3: the following considerations will therefore also refer to the problem of the activity observed in the Crab Nebula and similar objects.

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  1. F. PACINI: On leave from Laboratorio d'Astrofisica, Frascati, Italy.


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