|17th of December 2015|
|`Exotic pulsar' theories confirmed with BETA|
|by the ASKAP team (CASS)|
|The latest paper to be published from ASKAP
has used commissioning data to confirm theoretical predictions of an `exotic'
intermittent pulsar almost 6,000 light years away. The paper,
"A pilot ASKAP survey of radio
transient events in the region around the intermittent pulsar PSR J1107-5907"
, demonstrates the unique capabilities offered by ASKAP, such as a wide
field-of-view, the radio quiet environment of the Murchison Radio-astronomy
Observatory (MRO) and the ability to conduct long-tracks on the source compared
to other lower frequency (700-1000 MHz) observations. |
Reference: Hobbs, G., Heywood, I., Bell, M.E., et al. 2015, MNRAS, in press (astro-ph/1512.02702)
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