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Message 34162 - Posted: 12 Aug 2010, 20:38:23 UTC

We are delighted to announce that Einstein@Home has made its first discovery: a radio pulsar, found in data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Details are available in a paper published online today by Science.

A press-conference webcast about this first discovery is also available.

The name of the pulsar is PSR J2007+2722. It is a 40.8 Hz isolated pulsar, 17,000 light years distant in the plane of the Galaxy, and is most likely a Disrupted Recycled Pulsar (DRP). If so, it is the fastest DRP yet discovered.

The Einstein@Home volunteers whose computers found the pulsar with the highest significance are Chris and Helen Colvin, from Ames Iowa and Daniel Gebhardt, Musikinformatik, Universitaet Mainz.


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about the discovery is available on our web pages.

We thank ALL Einstein@Home volunteers for their support, and look forward eagerly to our next discovery.

Bruce Allen, Director, Einstein@Home
August 12, 2010


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Message 34171 - Posted: 13 Aug 2010, 6:08:17 UTC

Also on BBC News.
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