Observations of the Double Pulsar PSR J0737–3039A/B

I. H. Stairs, M. Kramer, R. N. Manchester, M. A. McLaughlin, A. G. Lyne, R. D. Ferdman, M. Burgay, D. R. Lorimer, A. Possenti, N. D'Amico, J. M. Sarkissian, G. B. Hobbs, J. E. Reynolds, P. C. C. Freire, F. Camilo

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Abstract

The double pulsar J0737-3039A/B consists of a recycled 22-millisecond pulsar and a young 2.7-second pulsar in a highly relativistic 2.4-hour orbit. This system provides an unprecedented laboratory for testing the timing predictions of strong-field gravitational theories and for investigating the interactions of the emissions of the two pulsars through eclipse and profile studies. We review the recent observations of this remarkable object, including the most precise test to date of general relativity in the strong-field regime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShort-Period Binary Stars: Observations, Analyses, and Results
EditorsEugene F. Milone, Denis A. Leahy, David W. Hobill
PublisherSpringer
Pages53-62
Number of pages10
Volume352
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6543-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventTopical Meeting on Short-Period Binaries held at the 208th Meeting of the American-Astronomical-Society - Calgary, Canada
Duration: 4 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Library
PublisherSpringer
Volume352
ISSN (Print)0067-0057

Conference

ConferenceTopical Meeting on Short-Period Binaries held at the 208th Meeting of the American-Astronomical-Society
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityCalgary
Period4/06/068/06/06

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