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'Jekyll and Hyde' star morphs from radio to x-ray pulsar and back again
September 25, 2013
Astronomers have uncovered the strange case of a neutron star with the peculiar ability to transform from a radio pulsar into an X-ray pulsar and back again. This star's capricious behavior appears to be fueled by a nearby companion star and may give new insights into the birth of millisecond pulsars.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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