it should be pointed out that there was no observation of the pulsar. Rather, researchers first “found” it in 200,000 Gigabytes of data obtained from three different radio telescopes,
This quote from today's TPOD is contrary to what is claimed by the discoverer herself.
The discoverer of Pulsars was Jocelyn Bell - a world-renowned Astrophysicist who explained in a TV program how she came to make the discovery by analysing the pattern on a chart recorder and spotting a recurring blip that everyone else had ignored. That the Nobel prize for the discovery went to her Boss says something about justice itself in science.
In the same program she made this interesting quote which I paraphrase and so are not the exact words but close; I have this sense that we need to picture cosmology in a completely new way, what we see is getting messier and messier. The picture you thought you had and everyone thought they had turns out to be completely wrong.