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Pulsar,lighthouse Beacon

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Posted by Peter Sanderson on August 29, 2001 19:42:31 UTC

Alexander,lightspeed is fixed and finite.To an independant observer a pulsar rotating at once per sec would spew out light in the configuration of a spiral.Draw on a piece card a thin spiral,put a matchstick through the centre,and spin it,see the spiral radiate outwards.The flash we see on earth from a pulsar is part of the spiral,'tis not a flash of a beacon like a lighthouse.
Peter.

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