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This activity asks students to analyze both the x-ray 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.
<a href="https://www.compadre.org/astronomy/items/detail.cfm?ID=835">Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics. Timing an X-ray Pulsar. Greenbelt: Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, December 16, 2002.</a>
Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics. Timing an X-ray Pulsar. Greenbelt: Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, December 16, 2002. https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/learning_center/xray_pulsar.html (accessed 7 December 2022).
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