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Wed Jun 04, 2003

Gravitational waves may set speed limit for pulsar spin

Gravitational radiation - ripples in the fabric of space predicted by Albert Einstein - may serve as a cosmic traffic enforcer, protecting reckless pulsars from spinning too fast and blowing apart.

Read the paper (Nature 424:6944, 42) or the press release

Labels: 2003, /pulsars

Gravitational waves may set speed limit for pulsar spin

Gravitational radiation - ripples in the fabric of space predicted by Albert Einstein - may serve as a cosmic traffic enforcer, protecting reckless pulsars from spinning too fast and blowing apart.

Read the paper (Nature 424:6944, 42) or the press release

Labels: 2003, /press