Back to Volume
Paper: The Double Pulsar – A New Testbed for Relativistic Gravity
Volume: 328, Binary Radio Pulsars
Page: 59
Authors: Kramer, M.; Lyne, A.G.; Burgay, M.; Possenti, A.; Manchester, R.N.; Camilo, F.; McLaughlin, M.A.; Lorimer, D.R.; D'Amico, N.; Joshi, B.C.; Reynolds, J.; Freire, P.C.C.
Abstract: The first ever double pulsar, discovered by our team a few months ago, consists of two radio pulsars, one with a period of 22 ms and the other with a period of 2.7 s. This binary system, with an orbital period of only 2.4 hours, provides a truly unique laboratory for relativistic gravitational physics. Here we summarize recently published results and we discuss the prospects of future observations.
Back to Volume