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Hulse-Taylor Binary

(PSR B1913+16, PSR J1915+1606, PSR 1913+16, Hulse-Taylor Pulsar)
(binary system consisting of a pulsar and neutron star)

The Hulse-Taylor Binary (PSR B1913+16, PSR J1915+1606, or PSR 1913+16, aka the Hulse-Taylor Pulsar) is a binary star system consisting of a pulsar and a second neutron star. It was the first binary pulsar identified, in 1974, and it is well know for the study of its orbital decay that serves as evidence supporting the theory of general relativity and gravitational waves, Over a course of 30 years, its orbital period lost 40 seconds, and it is fascinating that the period began losing on the order of seconds per year right at the time that observations began. Characteristics:


(star,pulsar,neutron star,binary star)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulse-Taylor_binary
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~06kpc21.0klyHulse-Taylor Binary
Coordinates:PSR B1913+16
J191312.4655+160108.189

Referenced by pages:
gravitational wave (GW)
period derivative
rotation period

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