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Record 59 of 24525
Burst Oscillations: Watching Neutron Stars Spin
Author and Affiliation:
Strohmayer, Tod(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: It is now almost 15 years since the first detection of rotationally modulated emission from X-ray bursting neutron stars, "burst oscillations," This phenomenon enables us to see neutron stars spin, as the X-ray burst flux asymmetrically lights up the surface. It has enabled a new way to probe the neutron star spin frequency distribution, as well as to elucidate the multidimensional nature of nuclear burning on neutron stars. I will review our current observational understanding of the phenomenon, with an eye toward highlighting some of the interesting remaining puzzles, of which there is no shortage.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2010
Document ID:
20100024450
(Acquired Jul 13, 2010)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: X-ray Bursts and Burst Oscillations Workshop/Lorentz Center International Center for Workshops in the Sciences; 25-31 Jul. 2010; Bremen; Germany
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: NEUTRON STARS; X RAY STARS; FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION; STAR DISTRIBUTION; LUMINAIRES; COMBUSTION; X RAYS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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