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Neutron Stars: Why study them? What makes them so fascinating?

Over the last several months, Universe Today has explored a plethora of scientific disciplines, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets,…

2 weeks ago

These Three Neutron Stars Shouldn't Be So Cold

Neutron stars are among the densest objects in the Universe, second only to black holes. Like black holes, neutron stars…

2 weeks ago

Simulating the Last Moments Before Neutron Stars Merge

When stars reach the end of their life cycle, they shed their outer layers in a supernova. What is left…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers Find the Slowest-Spinning Neutron Star Ever

Most neutron stars spin rapidly, completing a rotation in seconds or even a fraction of a second. But astronomers have…

1 month ago

Astronomers Will Get Gravitational Wave Alerts Within 30 Seconds

Any event in the cosmos generates gravitational waves, the bigger the event, the more disturbance. Events where black holes and…

3 months ago

Neutron Stars Could be Heating Up From Dark Matter Annihilation

Astronomers have an intriguing idea for searching for dark matter, measuring the effect of particle self-annihilation inside various astronomical objects,…

3 months ago

A Neutron Star Merged with a Surprisingly Light Black Hole

Galactic collisions, meteor impacts and even stellar mergers are not uncommon events. neutron stars colliding with black holes however are…

3 months ago

It Takes a Supercomputer to Properly Simulate a Neutron Star’s Surface

Neutron stars, the remains of massive stars that have imploded and gone supernova at the end of their life, can…

3 months ago

Neutron Stars are Jetting Material Away at 40% the Speed of Light

It’s a well known fact that black holes absorb anything that falls into them. Often before material ‘vanishes’ inside it…

4 months ago

The Maximum Mass of a Neutron Star is 2.25 Solar Masses

When stars grow old and die, their mass determines their ultimate fate. Many supermassive stars have futures as neutron stars.…

4 months ago