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New-Found Pulsars Start To Crack Gamma-Ray Source Mystery

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April 13, 2001
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McGill University
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Astronomers using the Parkes 64-m radio telescope in Australia have found about 30 young, energetic pulsars, which may be the counterparts of otherwise unidentified Galactic gamma-ray sources.

Astronomers using the Parkes 64-m radio telescope in Australia have found about 30 young, energetic pulsars, which may be the counterparts of otherwise unidentified Galactic gamma-ray sources. Two have already been found to be good matches for sources detected by EGRET. The results are presented today [Thursday 5 April] at the "Gamma-Ray Astrophysics 2001" Symposium in Baltimore by Dr. Nichi D'Amico of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy. The members of the research team are Dr. D'Amico, Professor Victoria Kaspi (McGill University, Canada), Dr. Richard Manchester (Australia Telescope National Facility, Australia), Dr. Fernando Camilo (Columbia University, USA), Professor Andrew Lyne (University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory), Dr. Andrea Possenti (Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy), Dr. Ingrid Stairs (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA), Dr. Michael Kramer and Mr George Hobbs (University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory), and Dr. Jon Bell (Australia Telescope National Facility, Australia).


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