The term binary pulsar may refer to two pulsars in orbit around their mutual
center of gravity. The first such system to be discovered was PSR 1913+16,
also known as the Hulse-Taylor Pulsar.
|Artist's impression of the binary pulsar system
PSR J0737-3039. Credit: John Rowe Animation
- More generally, abinary pulsar is any system in which a pulsar orbits another type of
star; examples include the Black Widow
Pulsar and Centaurus X-3.
• variable stars