magnetar

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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 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?…

5 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…

6 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…

9 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,…

10 years ago

An Exotic Source for Cosmic Rays: ‘Baby’ Black Holes

Cosmic rays - particles that have been accelerated to near the speed of light - stream out from our Sun…

12 years ago