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Heartbeats of a neutron star

Different oscillations in the flux of X-rays emitted from a neutron star now seem to be linked to the frequency at which the star is spinning. That spin rate in turn hints at what the interior of such a star is made of.

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Figure 1: A neutron star and its inner accretion disk.


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Wagoner, R. Heartbeats of a neutron star. Nature 424, 27–28 (2003).

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