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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…

6 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…

6 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;…

6 months ago

When Stars Consume Their Partners, We Could Detect a Blast of Neutrinos

You might be familiar with the bizarre ritual of the female praying mantis which, I’m told, bites off the head…

7 months ago

Astronomers are Hoping to Detect Gravitational Waves Coming from Supernova 1987A

A supernova explosion is a cataclysmic explosion that marks the violent end of a massive star’s life. During the event,…

7 months ago

If Neutron Stars Have Mountains, They Should Generate Gravitational Waves

Astronomers have discovered the gravitational waves released by colliding black holes, neutron stars, and even the background waves from merging…

9 months ago

Record-Breaking Magnetar was There in the Data All Along

The cosmic zoo has strange beasts that astronomers stumble across in the most fascinating ways. Not long ago a team…

11 months ago

The Heaviest Neutron Stars Could Have Strange Matter Cores

Physics gets weird at the extremes. Astrophysics usually deals with the extremely large - large energies, large gravities, and lots…

1 year ago

Neutron Star Behaves Like a Mini-quasar

There's a wobbly X-ray-bright binary object in our galaxy called Hercules X-1 that's blowing a mighty wind off to surrounding…

1 year ago

The Neutron Star That Thinks It’s a Black Hole

Black holes and neutron stars are among the odder denizens of the cosmic zoo. They're both dense collections of matter…

1 year ago