uGMRT unravels the eclipses of millisecond pulsars in compact binary

Eclipses in spider millisecond pulsars (MSPs) have been known over decades, but the true mechanism for the eclipses was still a mystery. A group of scientists from NCRA-TIFR distinctively identify the physical mechanism behind the frequency dependent eclipses observed in spider MSPs using the wide bandwidth observations using uGMRT for the first time. Using the broadband radio spectra, they also determined some of the physical properties of the eclipsing medium.

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