A gamma-ray pulsar is a compact neutron star that accelerates charged particles to relativistic speeds in its extremely strong magnetic field. An odd, hiccuping pulsar (shown in this illustration) was... more 
A gamma-ray pulsar is a compact neutron star that accelerates charged particles to relativistic speeds in its extremely strong magnetic field. An odd, hiccuping pulsar (shown in this illustration) was discovered in July 2012 that sped up a smal less 
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Thu, Jul 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT