Scientists find slowest spinning ‘radio neutron star’ — it breaks all the dead-star rules


Astronomers have discovered the slowest spinning radio wave-blasting neutron star ever seen; it takes almost an hour to complete a full rotation. 

That may sound rather fast, but these dead stars are known to spin so rapidly that some experience 700 full turns every second. Even the most leisurely of the about 3,000 radio-emitting neutron stars, or “pulsars,” discovered so far complete a full rotation in a second or so.



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