astronomyblog: What are Pulsars? Pulsar is a neutron star, the…

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What are Pulsars?

Pulsar is a neutron star, the result of the explosion of a star with more than 8 solar masses. They are the size of a city but only a teaspoon of this star can weigh as much as a mountain. These stars have a very strong magnetic field, billions of times stronger than Earth’s magnetic field. The pulsars also have two beams of radiation emitted from their poles, when these beams are toward Earth, they can be detected.

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