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With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates

20/02/2014

With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for their tainted love, expressed as an unsettling tendency to kill and devour their male partners. Astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.

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