Pulsars Are a Type Of
Neutron star, the densest stars in the Universe, born during powerful explosions at the end of a typical star's life.
They Are Exceptionally
Stable, rapidly rotating, and have incredibly strong magnetic fields.
Pulsars Emit Beams
Of bright radio emission from their magnetic poles that appear to pulse as the star rotates.
The Processes That
Cause planets to form, and survive, around pulsars are currently unknown.
Signals which sweep the Earth every time they rotate, similarly to a cosmic lighthouse
Can then be picked up by radio telescopes and turned into a lot of amazing science.