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Sat Jul 10, 2004

A frequency glitch in an accreting pulsar

RXTE observations reveal the 18.7 s pulsar KS 1947+30 to be in an almost circular 40.415 d orbit. We found evidence for a "glitch" - an abrupt increase in the neutron star spin frequency - previously observed only in radio pulsars and AXPs.
Read the paper (accepted by ApJ 6/11/2004)

Labels: 2004, /hmxbs