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Map to the stars

2009/05/27

Astronomers have figured out how to use the radio signals from pulsars (at least four, naturally) as an interstellar GPS network. Is there anything pulsars can’t do? Pulsars or super novae. And they can pinpoint your location within roughly a meter. That’s better than a lot of consumer grade units. I hope this isn’t a hoax or faulty math or something. Because this is just cool.

Vela Pulsar

Vela Pulsar

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