Pulsars and Neutron Stars
What is the difference between pulsars and neutron stars? If a pulsar is a neutron star, is every neutron star a pulsar? imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answer... Pulsars
A pulsar is a neutron star that emits beams of radiation that sweep through Earth's line of sight imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l2/... Why do we study pulsars?
We study pulsars for the same reason physicists used to study other worthless phenomena, such as why steam expands imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answer... Neutron Stars and Pulsars - Introduction
A neutron star is about 20 km in diameter and has the mass of about 1.4 times that of our Sun. This means that a neutron star is so dense imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/...