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Murchison Widefield Array Discovers Its First Pulsar | Astronomy – Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio telescope in Australia, have discovered a new long-period, low-luminosity pulsar.

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Astronomers using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio telescope in Australia, have discovered a new long-period, low-luminosity pulsar.
An artists impression of one of 256 tiles of the Murchison Widefield Array observing a pulsar. Image credit: Dilpreet Kaur / ICRAR / Curtin University.
The newly-discovered pulsar is located more than 3,000 light-years away from Earth.
Named PSR J0036-1033, the pulsar is faint, and has a period of 0.9 seconds.
Thats incredibly fast compared…

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