TV show invents astronomical event, later found to be true

A consultant for the TV show Stargate: Atlantis came up with a type of neutron star for the show and it was later shown to exist:

For one episode, the writers needed a destructive radioactive event that repeated every 45 minutes. They wanted to use a pulsar, a particular type of neutron star that sends out periodic waves of radiation. But a regular pulsar’s radioactive pulse wouldn’t be powerful enough. So McKinnon imagined a fictional binary pulsar system where a second star fed the energy of the first. As she told me later, “My pride and joy is that a couple of years ago, astronomers found a system like the one I described.”

Source: ‘First Man’ and the Scientific Impact of Sci-Fi Consulting – The Atlantic

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