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Feb 21, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 631: All The Uses Of Pulsars (Including Murder)

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Pulsars are the rapidly spinning degenerate husks of dead stars, turning hundreds of times a second. But they're also handy clocks, spinning with such certainty and accuracy that astronomers can use them for all kinds of stuff. We might even use them to navigate the cosmos.