magnetars

A Fast Radio Burst Took 8 Billion Years to Reach Us

A newly discovered fast radio burst (FRB) absolutely smashed the record for the most distant ever discovered. The burst was…

6 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 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

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

Astronomers Detect the Closest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen

An international team of astronomers has detected the closest repeating Fast Radio Burst to date, which is providing new insights…

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

Hubble Has Tracked Down the Source of 5 Different Fast Radio Bursts

In a new survey, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have managed to pinpoint the location of several Fast Radio…

3 years ago