Observations of the Double Pulsar PSR J0737–3039A/B

Stairs, I. H., Kramer, M., Manchester, R. N., McLaughlin, M. A., Lyne, A. G., Ferdman, R. D., Burgay, M., Lorimer, D. R., Possenti, A., D'Amico, N., Sarkissian, J. M., Hobbs, G. B., Reynolds, J. E., Freire, P. C. C. and Camilo, F. (2008) Observations of the Double Pulsar PSR J0737–3039A/B. In: Short-Period Binary Stars: Observations, Analyses, and Results. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 352 . Springer, pp. 53-62. ISBN 978-1-4020-6543-9

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Abstract

The double pulsar J0737-3039A/B consists of a recycled 22-millisecond pulsar and a young 2.7-second pulsar in a highly relativistic 2.4-hour orbit. This system provides an unprecedented laboratory for testing the timing predictions of strong-field gravitational theories and for investigating the interactions of the emissions of the two pulsars through eclipse and profile studies. We review the recent observations of this remarkable object, including the most precise test to date of general relativity in the strong-field regime.

Item Type: Book Section
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 15:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67606
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6544-6

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