neutron star

Astronomers think they’ve seen a magnetar form for the first time; the collision of two neutron stars

Astronomers have seen how two neutron stars created the brightest kilonova ever observed.

1 week ago

Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars. All the Gravitational Wave Events Seen So Far in One Picture

The Theory of Relativity predicted the existence of black holes and neutron stars. Einstein gets the credit for the theory…

1 week ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What’s Happening as Neutron Stars Merge

Neutron stars are the remnants of massive stars that explode as supernovae at the end of their fusion lives. They're…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Measure a 1-billion Tesla Magnetic Field on the Surface of a Neutron Star

We recently observed the strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe. The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface…

2 months ago

Neutron stars of different masses can make a real mess when they collide

When neutron stars collide, they go out with a tremendous bang, fueling an explosion up to a thousand times more…

4 months ago

A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old

Magnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than…

5 months ago

Why Pulsars Are So Bright

When pulsars were first discovered in 1967, their rhythmic radio-wave pulsations were a mystery. Some thought their radio beams must…

5 months ago

Neutron Stars Could Have a Layer of Exotic Quark Matter Inside Them

Deep inside a neutron star, neutrons are packed so tightly that they can break apart into quarks. As a result…

6 months ago

Neutron Star Measures Just 22 Kilometers Across

How big is a neutron star? These extreme, ultra-dense collapsed stars are fairly small, as far as stellar objects are…

9 months ago

Astronomers Map the Surface of a Pulsar

Using NICER data, two teams of researchers were able to map the surface of a pulsar for the first time…

11 months ago