How Two Dead Stars Sparked a New Field of Astronomy

Space
Pulsars are more than just cool blinking lights shining across the universe. The discovery of the first binary pulsar paved the way for gravitational wave astronomy astronomy today.

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Sources:

https://www.nature.com/articles/217709a0
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/1975ApJ…195L..51H
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1411.3930.pdf

Looking back at the Hulse-Taylor Binary Pulsar


https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200602/history.cfm
https://www.nature.com/articles/277437a0
https://www.amnh.org/explore/videos/space/gravity-making-waves/essay-waiting-for-gravity-at-ligo
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/005/meta
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.161101
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/reference/gravitational-waves/

Images:

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/image/ligo20160615f
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10143
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Russell_Alan_Hulse.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2008JosephTaylor.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arecibo_Observatory.png
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20267
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10582
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20225
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10426
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11086
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12740
https://nasaviz.gsfc.nasa.gov/12949
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20136
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/image/ligo20150731a

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