New binary pulsar detected with CHIME

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment was used (CHIME)

A new radio pulsar has been discovered in a binary system with a large non-degenerate companion star.

The finding of the pulsar, designated PSR J2108+4516, was documented in a paper released on the arXiv pre-print server on September 14.

Pulsars are rotating neutron stars that release a beam of electromagnetic radiation.

They are typically detected as short bursts of radio radiation.

Bridget C. Andersen of McGill University in Montréal, Canada, led an international team of astronomers who discovered a new unusual type of binary pulsar.

CHIME, a radio telescope with an extremely wide field of view, vast collecting area, and excellent sensitivity in the 400-800 MHz band

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