Clocks in the Sky by Geoff McNamara
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Clocks in the Sky
By Geoff McNamara

Clocks in the Sky

The Story of Pulsars

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Clocks in the Sky by Geoff McNamara

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Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once massive stars that ended their lives as supernova explosions. In this book, Geoff McNamara explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. The story of pulsars is brought right up to date with the announcement in 2006 of a new breed of pulsar, Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs), which emit short bursts of radio signals separated by long pauses. These may outnumber conventional radio pulsars by a ratio of four to one. Geoff McNamara ends by pointing out that, despite the enormous success of pulsar research in the second half of the twentieth century, the real discoveries are yet to be made including, perhaps, the detection of the hypothetical pulsar black hole binary system by the proposed Square Kilometre Array - the largest single radio telescope in the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780387765600
ISBN-10: 0387765603
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 11mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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