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Paper: The Highly Relativistic Binary Pulsar PSR J0737-3039A: Discovery and Implications
Volume: 328, Binary Radio Pulsars
Page: 53
Authors: Burgay, M.; D'Amico, N.; Possenti, A.; Manchester, R.N.; Lyne, A.G.; Joshi, B.C.; McLaughlin, M.A.; Kramer, M.; Sarkissian, J.M.; Camilo, F.; Kalogera, V.; Kim, C.; Lorimer, D.R.
Abstract: PSR J0737−3039A is a millisecond pulsar with a spin period of 22.7 ms in a double-neutron-star system with an orbital period of 2.4 hours. Its companion has also been detected as a radio pulsar, making this binary the first known double-pulsar system. Its discovery has important implications for tests of relativistic gravity, gravitational-wave detection, and plasma physics. Here we briefly describe the discovery of the first pulsar in this unique system and we present the first results obtained from follow-up studies.
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