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    Astronomers can use Pulsars to Measure Tiny Changes of Acceleration Within the Milky

    Dark matter within our galaxy is difficult to map, but a team of astronomers has used pulsars to measure its gravitational pull.
    The post Astronomers can use Pulsars to Measure Tiny Changes of Acceleration Within the Milky Way, Scanning Internally for Dark Matter and Dark Energy appeared first on Universe Today.


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    It is known that the period of pulsars can vary. In particular, glitches are observed - sharp accelerations of rotation by about a millionth. After such a jump, the period gradually returns to its original value or close to it on a scale from several days to several years. Glitches are thought to be related to internal processes in the neutron star, such as crustal cracking, rather than external forces.

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