Tuning pulsars to listen in on massive galaxies

Tuning pulsars to listen in on massive galaxies Orbiting supermassive black holes in the centres of nearby galaxies contribute to a gravitational-wave background over the whole sky. Networks of millisecond pulsars are sensitive to this signal. Creating maps of this background using information from known galaxies can help us to project when (and how) we may observe it. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Astronomy Springer Journals

Tuning pulsars to listen in on massive galaxies

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Nature Publishing Group UK
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Physics; Physics, general; Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
eISSN
2397-3366
D.O.I.
10.1038/s41550-017-0334-7
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Abstract

Orbiting supermassive black holes in the centres of nearby galaxies contribute to a gravitational-wave background over the whole sky. Networks of millisecond pulsars are sensitive to this signal. Creating maps of this background using information from known galaxies can help us to project when (and how) we may observe it.

Journal

Nature AstronomySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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