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The Cosmic Mystery Tour$
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Nicholas Mee

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198831860

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198831860.001.0001

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The Ultimate Heavy Metal Space Rock

The Ultimate Heavy Metal Space Rock

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The Cosmic Mystery Tour
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Nicholas Mee

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DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0016

Pulsars were discovered by Jocelyn Bell during her PhD research in 1967. Tommy Gold suggested these radio signals are generated by rapidly spinning neutron stars and was proved correct when a pulsar was identified in the Crab Nebula, which is the remnant of a supernova seen in 1054. The original signal detected by Bell has become a cultural icon since being used as the cover art for an album by rock band Joy Division.

Keywords:   Crab Nebula, Jocelyn Bell, Joy Division, neutron star, pulsar, supernova, Tommy Gold

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