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Double Pulsar Gives Astrophysicists Many-Faceted Thrills

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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 153
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5655.153a

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Scientists report online in Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1094645) the discovery of two pulsars in a tight orbital embrace, blasting each other with radiation as they spiral toward a mutual doom.