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Starquake ends hiatus in soft X-ray polarimetry

Measurements with a CubeSat gas pixel detector reveal a change in the Crab pulsar polarization after a glitch in the spin period, suggesting that starquakes alter the magnetosphere.

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Fig. 1: Polarization fraction for on-pulse (top) and off-pulse (bottom).

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Kiss, M. Starquake ends hiatus in soft X-ray polarimetry. Nat Astron 4, 450–451 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1105-4

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