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"Pulsars belong to a family of objects called neutron stars that form when a star more massive than the sun runs out of fuel in its core and collapses in on itself. This stellar death typically creates a massive explosion called a supernova"

 

https://www.space.com/32661-pulsars.html#:~:text=Pulsars belong to a family,massive explosion called a supernova.

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A pulsar “is” a neutron star.

But, it is a neutron star that is behaving in a particular way.Note that if there was a neutron star somewhere nearby, say the distance to the closest visible star, which is approximately 4 light years away from us here on Earth, it is just a 1.4 solar mass ball that is 10 miles in radius and does not shine or anything like that. i.e. we would not “see” it. The neutron star would just be a dark ball way out in space that we would have no chance of seeing even with today’s most powerful telescopes.

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On 11/2/2020 at 11:44 PM, johnken110 said:

A pulsar “is” a neutron star.

But, it is a neutron star that is behaving in a particular way.Note that if there was a neutron star somewhere nearby, say the distance to the closest visible star, which is approximately 4 light years away from us here on Earth, it is just a 1.4 solar mass ball that is 10 miles in radius and does not shine or anything like that. i.e. we would not “see” it. The neutron star would just be a dark ball way out in space that we would have no chance of seeing even with today’s most powerful telescopes.

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Would matter not one whit Bruv (aside from getting comets flung at us), it'd be just like having a large star in the same vicinity. And if old and haggard, down to elusive neutron size, you would 'see' it through affect on nearby matter anyway.

 

But yes, op, a pulsar is a lighthouse-type neutron star with decent spin. Amazing though they are - and they can 'play' 'music' - it is nothing incredible in the great scheme of things. Magnetars are a one up. 

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On 10/30/2020 at 11:04 PM, johnken110 said:

How does a pulsar come into being?

Are you sure you want to asks the guys in the Farang Pub for an answer about that?

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