Nine New Gamma Pulsars

There are 2 comments on the Nov 3, 2011, Science Daily story titled Nine New Gamma Pulsars. In it, Science Daily reports that:

These compact and fast-rotating neutron stars flash many times per second in the radio or gamma-ray band.

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Ben McCann

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Nov 4, 2011
This is very cool. I saw that researchers were answering questions online open to everyone
http://www.zopost.com/03-Nov-2011/nine_new_ga...

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#2 Nov 6, 2011
Very interesting.

Several sky surveys in the last decade have produced huge amounts of data. Two methods that have come to the forefront in dealing with this avalanche of data are 1) use of computers to sift through the huge pile and 2) post it on the web and let amateurs have at it.

It is, IMHO, the most exciting time ever for an amateur astronomer. You now have access to world class data from some of the best telescopes.

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