High school student discovers strange astronomical object

High school student discovers strange astronomical object

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A West Virginia high-school student has discovered a new astronomical object -- a strange type of neutron star called a rotating radio transient. Lucas Boylard, a sophomore at South Harrison High School in Clarksburg, W.Va., made the discovery while participating in the Pulsar Search Collaborative, an ITEST project, in which students are trained to scrutinize data from the National Science Foundation's giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT).

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009