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Pulsed Radio Sources

  • G. R. Burbidge
  • P. A. Strittmatter
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Abstract

Radio astronomers at the University of Cambridge have recently discovered a class of pulsed radio sources with the following properties: (i) a remarkably constant period of ~ 1 s; (ii) a pulse duration of ~ 20–40 ms; and (iii) an apparently random pulse intensity1,2. Further investigation has shown that the main pulses may have an internal structure of sub-pulses of ~ 10 ms duration3,4 and that the radiation, at least in a single sub-pulse, may be highly polarized5.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Burbidge
    • 1
  • P. A. Strittmatter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeUK

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