OREANDA-NEWS An international group of astronomers has discovered a short-term slowdown in the rotation of the pulsar PSR J0835-4510 in the constellation Parus, located a thousand light-years from Earth. The discovery was made during the study of glitches - sudden increases in the frequency of rotation of the pulsar, which made it possible to identify processes in the bowels of the star. This was reported in a press release on EurekAlert.

Scientists analyzed the observation data for glitches PSR J0835-4510, conducted in 2016. It is known that only five percent of pulsars experience malfunctions, but they occur every three years for a neutron star in Sails. Research has shown that there are three different components inside PSR J0835-4510.

One of the components is a “soup” of superfluid neutrons in the inner layer of the pulsar cortex. Moving toward the surface, it collides with the solid crust of a neutron star, spinning a pulsar. However, the second wave of superfluid liquid soon overtakes the first, causing inhibition.

However, astronomers also noticed a phenomenon that has yet to be explained. Before the glitch, the pulsar slowed down a bit before returning to normal rotation mode. Researchers believe that at this time in the bowels of a neutron star something happened that caused the subsequent failure.