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Optical Identification of the First Neutron Star?

  • M. Ryle
  • Judy A. Bailey

Abstract

In a recent communication from this observatory, Hewish et al. 1 have described the discovery of a new class of celestial radio source of very small physical size which emits short pulses of radiation with an extremely constant repetition frequency. It was suggested that the radio signals might be associated with the gravitational vibration of a white dwarf or neutron star which could excite repetitive shock disturbances in the stellar atmosphere.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ryle
    • 1
  • Judy A. Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Mullard Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCavendish LaboratoryCambridgeUK

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