Neutron Stars Interactive (125.0K)
In this interactive, we can change both the spin axis relative to us, and the magnetic fields tilt to this spin axis. The results were very dramatic.
It was the speed of the faster pulsars which caused astronomers to understand their nature.
Collapsing to city sized dimensions beyond the Chandrasekhar Limit, neutron stars are very exotic by our standards. Yet with their pulsar and magnetar stages, they can provide us with celestial violence and beauty that intrigue us. Let's study their properites with these questions
The lighthouse model of the interactive made us look closely at the ranges of inclinations of both rotation and magnetic field that are possible. Statistically, what does this tell us about how abundant neutron stars are in reality?