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Disappearing Accretion Disk Is Missing Link in Pulsar Birth - Universe Today
[/caption] A now-you-see-it, now-you don’t accretion disk (white and blue in the artist’s rendering at left) has tipped astronomers to the birth of a superfast, “millisecond” pulsar that was happening right before their eyes — er, their radio telescopes. The new finding confirms the long-suspected evolutionary connection between a neutron star and a millisecond pulsar: they are … Continue reading "Disappearing Accretion Disk Is Missing Link in Pulsar Birth"