magnetar

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

Magnetars are Extreme in Every Way, Even Their Volcanoes

In a recent study published in Nature Astronomy, an international team of researchers led by NASA and The George Washington…

1 year ago

A new Hubble Image Reveals a Shredded Star in a Nearby Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope, to which we owe our current estimates for the age of the universe and the first…

1 year ago

A magnetar has been discovered throwing off bizarre blasts of radiation. Is this where fast radio bursts come from?

Magnetars are the ultimate aggressive star: intense magnetic fields, massive outbursts, the works. We've known that magnetars are capable of…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence

A new study by a team of over 200 international scientists has revealed how a magnetar - a special class…

6 years ago

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they?…

7 years ago

What Are Magnetars?

Magnetars are neutron stars with massively boosted magnetic fields. How do this stellar remnants form, and what would happen if…

8 years ago

Suddenly Slowing Star Could Give Hints Of Its Interior

Why would a spinning star suddenly slow down? Even after writing a scientific paper about the phenomenon, astronomers still appear…

11 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: April 30-May 6, 2012

[/caption] Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! Are you ready for another week filled with bright planets, a meteor shower, challenging lunar features,…

12 years ago