Uhuru discovery of Hercules X-1 spin period

Uhuru observations revealed the presence of X-ray pulsations in Her X-1 (1.2 s) and confirmed that it contains a rapidly rotating neutron star.

Figure adapted from figures by E. Schreier, STScI, taken from Figure 7-2a in Charles and Seward.

Spin period of Her X-1

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