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millisecond

one thousandth of a second.

millisecond

[′mil·ə‚sek·ənd]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to one-thousandth of a second. Abbreviated ms; msec.

millisecond

(unit)
(ms) One thousandth of a second, one thousand microseconds. A long time for a modern computer.

millisecond

One thousandth of a second. See space/time and ohnosecond.
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Through gravitational interactions, one companion may get flung out, whereupon the neutron star takes its place in the binary and the new pair subsequently evolves into a millisecond pulsar.
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Mysterious when discovered in 1982, millisecond pulsars now are believed to have been "spun up" by swollen stellar companions that dribbled matter, and hence angular momentum, onto them (S&T: July 1999, page 30).
This sudden jump in the known population of these rare stars offers the opportunity to better understand their formation and evolution, and increases the chances of using an ensemble of millisecond pulsars as the lever arms of an immense gravitational wave detector.
Although millisecond pulsars were discovered in 1982, it was not until 1998 that astronomers found the first X-ray evidence that one of these stars was indeed eating its companion--and presumably speeding up its rotation (SN: 7/4/98, p.
Millisecond pulsars are neutron stars in close binary systems.
Radio astronomers discovered the first millisecond pulsar 28 years ago," said Paul Ray at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington.
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