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millisecond pulsar

(pulsar spinning with a period in the range of milliseconds)

A millisecond pulsar (MSP) is a pulsar with a rotation period of around 1-10 milliseconds. They are often detected using radio waves, X-rays or gamma rays.

Aside from interest in the pulsars themselves, they are useful as extremely accurate clocks at considerable distance, in particular, for pulsar timing arrays.

(pulsars,object type,rotation,period)

Referenced by:
Fermi (FGST)
Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA)
pulsar timing array (PTA)
rotation period