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Astronomers Were Fortunate Enough to Catch a Neutron Star Merging With Another Star

A team of astronomers have followed the evolution of a short duration gamma ray burst, one of the most intense…

2 years ago

The Heaviest Neutron Star Ever Seen Got There by Feasting on its Companion

Life's not too good if you're the companion of a black widow. Here on Earth, spiders by that name feast…

2 years ago

A new Record for the Strongest Magnetic Field Seen in the Universe: 1.6 Billion Tesla

A team of astronomers using the Chinese Insight-HXMT x-ray telescope have made a direct measurement of the strongest magnetic field…

2 years ago

The Case is Building That Colliding Neutron Stars Create Magnetars

Magnetars are some of the most fascinating astronomical objects. One teaspoon of the stuff they are made out of would…

2 years ago

A Rare Repeating Fast Radio Burst Gives Astronomers a Chance to Study These Mysterious Objects

An international team has come up with a new explanation for Fast Radio Bursts based on their study of a…

2 years ago

A Pulsar has Been Found Turning so Slowly Astronomers Didn't Even Think it was Possible: Once Every 76 Seconds

Using the MeerKAT array, an international team of astronomers has detected a new class of radio-emitting neutron star!

2 years ago

Pulsars Could Explain the Excess of Gamma Radiation Coming from the Center of the Milky Way

A gamma-ray view of the sky centered on the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. Could strange spinning neutron stars…

2 years ago

The Expanding Debris Cloud From the Kilonova Tells the Story of What Happens When Neutron Stars Collide

When two neutron stars collide, it creates a kilonova. The event causes both gravitational waves and emissions of electromagnetic energy.…

2 years ago

Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Star That Flashes Every 20 Minutes. But What is it?

An ultra-long period object might be a magnetar, but it could also be a type of object we've never seen.

2 years ago

Astronomy Jargon 101: Magnetars

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! Hang on to your magnetic hats,…

3 years ago