New pulsars discovered

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Article on 12 new pulsars discovered by FERMI.

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New pulsars discovered

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Article on 12 new pulsars discovered by FERMI.


Wow, I see they've detected a pulsar that only blinks in gamma rays! It's mentioned that this pulsar is zipping through space at around a million miles per hour from an asymmetric kick that occurred during the supernova it was formed from – had to have been some intense gravitational waves from an event like that! I think the skies are still too empty of the newer and better instruments since we learn so much from each one shortly after it gets on station ...

Thanks for posting that Barkster :)

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It looks like our top brass

It looks like our top brass has met with Arecibo's top brass in January but they did not tell us anything:
Arecibo Meeting
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RE: It looks like our top

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It looks like our top brass has met with Arecibo's top brass in January but they did not tell us anything:
Arecibo Meeting
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Thanks for the link! Note that most of the presentations held at that meeting are downloadable from here.

Especially session 8 seems to be relevant for the future of Einstein@Home. Note there's also a (rather technical) poster on the upcoming Arecibo Pulsar search.

CU

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Yes, and it is the only one

Yes, and it is the only one which mentions Einstein@home.
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There is also mention of

There is also mention of Einstein at Home in Session 12, in the presentation given by Ben Owen (how photon astronomy affects searches for continuous gravitational waves) in the category of unseen neutron stars. Since nothing is known about them, the search covers positions, frequency and its derivatives, so it must be done sub-optimally unless you have infinite computing power. This type of search also highlights one of the great benefits of detection of gravitational waves, allowing the identification of objects that wouldn't otherwise be seen ...

Thanks for posting the links! :)

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Thanks for posting the links! :)


Can't even remember where I found the first link, maybe surfing colorful SETI forums, then Bikeman followed. Very nice slides, scientists have learned to use presentation tools besides telescopes and computers.
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