Neutron stars in the galactic center

Chunglee Kim, Melvyn B. Davies

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Abstract

The Galactic Center is one of the most dense stellar environments in the Galaxy and is considered to be a plausible place to harbor many neutron stars. In this brief review, we summarize observational efforts in search of neutron stars within a few degrees about the Galactic Center. Up to 10% of Galactic neutron stars may reside in this central region and it is possible that more than a thousand neutron stars are located within only ~ 25′′ (≤ 1 pc) about the Galactic Center. Based on observations, we discuss prospects of detecting neutron stars in the Galactic Center via gravitational waves as well as electromagnetic waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Galaxy: center
  • Pulsars: general
  • Stars: neutron

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