Tick, Tick Pulsating Star: How we wonder what you are?

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Presenter: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Published: March 2009

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega


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The discovery of pulsars, neutron stars which form when massive stars explode (supernovae), took astronomers by surprise. Their discovery is described and the way in which these bizarre objects have led to an understanding of matter under extreme conditions.

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