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Record 20 of 3146
Millisecond pulsars: Timekeepers of the cosmos
Author and Affiliation:
Kaspi, Victoria M.(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: A brief discussion on the characteristics of pulsars is given followed by a review of millisecond pulsar discoveries including the very first, PRS B1937+21, discovered in 1982. Methods of timing millisecond pulsars and the accuracy of millisecond pulsars as clocks are discussed. Possible reasons for the pulse residuals, or differences between the observed and predicted pulse arrival times for millisecond pulsars, are given.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1995
Document ID:
19950045670
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A77269
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Sky & Telescope; p. p. 18-23; (ISSN 0037-6604); 89; 4
Publisher Information: United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CLOCKS; PULSARS; PULSE REPETITION RATE; SIGNAL ANALYSIS; TIME MEASUREMENT; ACCURACY; ERROR ANALYSIS; PRECISION
Imprint And Other Notes: Sky & Telescope vol. 89, no. 4 p. 18-23 April 1995
Availability Source: Other Sources
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