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Researchers Discovered a Pulsar in the Depths of Space


Scientists researching the ASKAP telescope in Australia have discovered a new pulsar called PSR J1431-6328. The period of rotation of the discovered pulsar was only 2.77 milliseconds.

Scientists' work on space continues unabated. Scientists studying the depths of space from the ASKAP telescope in Australia discovered a new pulsar. This discovered pulsar was encoded as "PSR J1431-6328".

Before giving detailed information about the pulsar, let's take a closer look at what the pulsars are.

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Pulsars, another name for pulsars, can be called the heartbeat of the universe. These formations, called pulsars, are actually neutron stars. However, these neutron stars emit radio waves into space with very regular rhythms. Therefore, they are described as the heartbeat of the universe.

Since pulsars are actually neutron stars, they tend to rotate around themselves due to angular momentum. These rotational periods are also important criteria for the classification of pulsars. For example, pulsars whose rotation period is less than 30 milliseconds are called "millisecond pulsars". Scientists who set the rotating period of the discovered pulsar to 2.77 milliseconds have classified them as millisecond pulsars.

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According to researchers, this pulsar weighs approximately 1.4 solar masses. Moreover, the pulsar discovered by researchers is not in the universe alone. This pulsar has another star, but this second star is extremely small. The weight of the small star is estimated to be 0.31 solar mass.

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The researchers stated that this pulsar is very difficult to discover but it can be discovered thanks to the capabilities of the ASKAP telescope. According to the researchers, it is possible to find new pulsars if the frequency values ​​of the ASKAP telescope are changed.