“Does this Pulsar Have Orbiting Planets?” by Cornell Theory Center

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Track:


    02

Title:


    Does this Pulsar Have Orbiting Planets?

Length:


    3:25

Company / Institution / Agency:


  • Cornell Theory Center

Description:


    A pseudo-periodic drift in pulse arrival times from a pulsar suggests the presence of orbiting planets. This animation illustrates how pulse data is used to derive planetary mass and orbits, and how the presence of these planets may be verified.

Hardware:


    HARDWARE: IBM RS/ 6000 workstations

Software:


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Wavefront Advanced Visualizer
    IIHlouse


Additional Contributors:


    Alex Waisman, Liang Peng, Bruce land, Andy Pierce, Dave Grossman, Judy Warren, Martin Berggren
    GRAPHICS, MUSIC, SCRIPT: Wayne Lytle
    SPONSOR: Cornell Theory Center, Cornell Notional Supercomputer Facility

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