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Periods and period derivatives


Figure 5: The radio pulsar equivalent of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram - a physical diagram indicating the nature and evolution of neutron stars. Each dot represents a pulsar, stars represent pulsars associated with supernova remnants, circles indicate pulsars in binary systems and ellipses indicate pulsars in binary systems with eccentric orbits.

Jon Bell
Thu Dec 19 15:15:11 GMT 1996