A mysterious as well as a curious heavenly phenomenon is the pulsar, a special star that broadcasts radio signals with extreme regularity. To date, we have only known eleven of such objects. Drake and Craft recently discovered an ultra-short period for two cosmic objects within the framework of a longer regularity. X-rays would be transmitted during this sub-period at regular intervals of about 10 millisecond, while radio signals would be emitted in the longer, one-second, main period. It is not clear whether both periods belong to one and the same celestial body or to a system of two objects rotating around each other. Based on theoretical considerations, the ten millisecond period fits into the image that one has designed of a vibrating neutron star (an ultra dense star made up of neutrons, electrically uncharged "hydrogen" nuclei).
On June 8 a strange air phenomenon was observed in Prague, of which they made the following description public: At sunset a very light sun-pillar of a pyramidal shape appeared above the sun, which appeared high red at the bottom, but darker red from the top. When the sun went down, she reached about the height of 5 degrees, while she looked like a light pillar of fire and had a beautiful shape.
ENGLAND. LONDON, 1st May. From upper-Canada is reported an extremely large air phenomenon When it hit the ground, on the estate called Cooks Manor. When it hit the ground the air and ground were shaken so violently that people thought that they were feeling an earthquake. The date of the event was not specified, they did however add that there has been no damage reported.
DUSSELDORF, October 20th. Yesterday evening at 9 o'clock, a great fireball felt down in one of the streets of this city, which, after it was cooled down retained solid, but could easy be broken into pieces. It had a strong sulfur smell. This air phenomenon should be counted among the rare. (Niederreinische Zeitung).
Rome the 28th of December. The fear here is still great about the conscious comet, which was not seen for 800 years, or from the time that the Turkish Monarchy began, which was equal to the plague, famine or war, imprisonment or the death of a great leader, betrayal and change of states or religion, here it is predicted that the Pope will die in a few months.