Since gravitational waves are now on the tip of every astronomer’s tongue, today’s post looks back at a classic paper’s key result that is quintessential in the search for gravitational waves using pulsar timing arrays.
Some fast radio bursts might be the result of a black hole lighting up a neutron star.
Extreme transient events are pushing the limits of our standard explosion models, but magnetars may save the day.
What kind of star is orbiting around a millisecond pulsar and where did it come from?
The authors of this article observe a sudden slowing in the rotation rate of a known magnetar. Although hundreds of glitches (a sudden increase in rotation rate) have been observed in radio pulsars and magnetars, this is the first direct evidence for an anti-glitch.