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a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compatible chess engine by Mike Adams, written in C. The development started in October 1998, and with help from people on ICC's channel 64, most notably Kiwipete and Diepeveen, Pulsar started its life in December and January of 1998/99 [1]. In June 2003 Pulsar has been released for the first time. In the meantime, Pulsar is available for x86 and x86-64 under Windows, Linux or Mac OS, as well as for Mobiles and Tablets under iOS. Pulsar plays orthodox chess, as well as various chess variants, where some require one time in app purchase under iOS of the otherwise free engine [2].
Crab Nebula with Crab pulsar [3]

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  1. ^ Pulsar Chess engine - Some History
  2. ^ Pulsar - Chess Variants on the App Store
  3. ^ A composite image of the Crab Nebula showing the X-ray (blue), and optical (red) images superimposed, Wikimedia Commons, Image from HubbleSite: Image - Combined X-Ray and Optical Images of the Crab Nebula, September 19, 2002, Just when it seemed like the summer movie season had ended, two of NASA's Great Observatories have produced their own action movie. Multiple observations made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope captured the spectacle of matter and antimatter propelled to near the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan ...

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