Q. With reference to Pulsars, consider the following statements:
1.Pulsars are among the few celestial objects that emit circular polarised light.
2.A pulsar is a neutron star that rotates quickly and releases two polarised radio lights.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both the statements are correct

A pulsar (from pulsating radio source) is a neutron star that rotates quickly and releases two polarised radio lights. The beams create a unique timing and polarisation signature as they burst across space.

Pulsars are among the few celestial objects that emit circular polarised light.

Recently, An object that astronomers thought was a distant galaxy has now been discovered as the brightest extra-galactic pulsar ever seen. This pulsar could be the most luminous one ever found- 10 times brighter than any other detected.

Source: The Hindu