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This online exhibit from the American Institute of Physics contains the history of the discovery of the first optical pulsar in the Crab Nebula. It includes both a transcription of the conversation at the moment of the discovery and commentary by the astronomers who made the discovery and by Philip Morrison. MP3 files of the conversations, commentary, and ideas for use by teachers are included.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    crab nebula,Informal Education,Higher Education,optical pulsar,Undergraduate (Upper Division),astronomy history,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs,Historical Astronomy,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Space Science,Stars,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080304154704727T,pulsar,History/Policy/Law,Astronomy,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL

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    English

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