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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.

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    Education Levels:

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

    Keywords:

    NSDL,neutron star,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,Stars,pulsar,Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs,light curve,magnetic fields,Astronomy,Informal Education,Higher Education,explosion,supernova,lab,period of luminosity,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061116655T,General,project,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,x-ray

    Language:

    English

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