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Title: Timing An X-ray Pulsar
Url: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/learning_center/xray_pulsar.htm...
Creator: Humphreys, James
Publisher: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
Description: This activity asks students to analyze both the light curve from a pulsar in the crab nebula and the Fourier Transform of the light curve. From this students must find the period of the light intensity, determine the period of rotation of the object, and realize the object is a neutron star.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Clusters and nebulae
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Clusters and nebulae -- Nebulae -- Individual. By name, A-Z -- Crab Nebula
Science -- Physics -- Radiation physics (General) -- X-rays. Roentgen rays
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Stars
Physics -- Optics and light
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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