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24/02/1968 First pulsar is announced

The scientific journal Nature published a report about a new star type – the pulsar. It is a magnetized, rotating neutron star or white dwarf, which emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. It was discovered by Northern Irish astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell. Her pulsar was first called LGM-1 (short for Little Green Man), because its signal was so regular, that it seemed to be of an artificial origin.