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Observatory Identifies Unique Stellar Laboratory and Tests Established Scientific Theory
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Unique eclipse phenomenon in the double pulsar. Details of this work will appears in the July 4, 2008 edition of Science. The double pulsar PSR J0737-3039A/B is the only known pulsar-pulsar system, that is, two neutron stars orbiting each other and both visible as radio pulsars. The first pulsar, PSR J0737-3039A, was found by Burgay et al. (2003) while the second one, PSR J0737-3039B, was found by Lyne et al. (2004).
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