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Millisecond pulsar formation for 12-year-olds

Submitter: Joeri van Leeuwen
Description: This month, the Dutch young amateur astronomers society "Jongerenwerkgroep voor Sterrenkunde" is publishing a special issue of their magazine Universum. This issue is distributed over schools in The Netherlands, and features several Dutch astronomers explaining their research: written for 8-to-16 year old star gazers. Stories by Van den Heuvel, Snellen, Lamers, Falcke et al. cover astronomy, planet and space research; interspersed with star finder maps, lots of cartoons (about the Doppler effect, X-rays, etc) and pictures of building your own rockets. The image above is the contribution by Joeri van Leeuwen from ASTRON. In Dutch, it explains millisecond pulsar formation -- for 12-year olds!
Copyright: JWG/JvL
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