News FocusAMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING

Pulsar Sets a Dizzying Standard

Science  03 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5761, pp. 602
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5761.602b

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Astronomers have found the fastest spinning object in space. The work was reported at the American Astronomical Society meeting here on 8 to 12 January and in the 12 January online edition of Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1123430). (Read more.)

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