Stefan Vanthuyne


12,5 x 17 cm, 32 p, ills colour / b&w, English
ISBN 9789490800260
design: Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt


edition of 200
September 2014

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A pulsar (short for pulsating radio star) is a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. This radiation can only be observed when the beam of emission is pointing toward the Earth, much the way a lighthouse can only be seen when the light is pointed in the direction of an observer, and is responsible for the pulsed appearance of emission. Neutron stars are very dense, and have short, regular rotational periods.