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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…

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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…

2 weeks 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…

2 weeks 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.…

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Another Clue Into the True Nature of Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers have used two X-ray telescopes to study a neutron star and have discovered a link between it and mysterious…

2 months ago

Black Holes and Neutron Stars are Finally Linked to Supernovae

Everybody knows that the explosive deaths of supermassive stars (called supernovae) lead to the creation of black holes or neutron…

3 months ago

Do Neutron Stars Have Mountains? Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect Them

Neutron stars are the incredibly dense remnants from massive star supernovae. Although they're pulled into dense spheres by their intense…

3 months ago

The Most Massive Neutron Stars Probably Have Cores of Quark Matter

When a star with several times the mass of the Sun dies in a supernova explosion, it ends up as…

3 months ago

Simulation Perfectly Matches What We See When Neutron Stars Collide

There are many mysteries in the world of astronomy and a fair number relate to the processes during the end…

3 months ago

Scientists Found Evidence Of A Nearby Kilonova 3.5 Million Years Ago

Most of the times astronomers reported dramatic, cataclysmic events like neutron star mergers or the creation of a black hole;…

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