magnetars

Astronomy Jargon 101: Magnetars

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

1 month 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…

4 months ago

Breakthrough Listen Searched for Signals From Intelligent Civilizations Near the Center of the Milky Way

If there are aliens out there, they probably aren't in the central region of our galaxy.

5 months ago

One Type of Fast Radio Bursts… Solved?

A new study of x-ray bursts from a local magnetar confirms the origin of a fast radio burst.

7 months ago

Only 31 Magnetars Have Ever Been Discovered. This one is Extra Strange. It’s Also a Pulsar

Some of the most stunningly powerful objects in the sky aren’t necessarily the prettiest to look at.  But their secrets…

8 months ago

Astronomers think they’ve seen a magnetar form for the first time; the collision of two neutron stars

Astronomers have seen how two neutron stars created the brightest kilonova ever observed.

10 months ago

Fast radio bursts within the Milky Way seem to be coming from magnetars

Fast radio bursts are some of the most mysterious events known in astronomy, but they are slowly becoming better understood.…

10 months ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What’s Happening as Neutron Stars Merge

Neutron stars are the remnants of massive stars that explode as supernovae at the end of their fusion lives. They're…

11 months ago

A Repeating Fast Radio Burst Has Been Found. It Flares for 4 Days and then Remains Silent for 12 Days

Five hundred million light-years from Earth, there is a deeply unusual object. It is radio silent for 12 days, then…

1 year ago

A Fast Radio Burst Has Been Detected From Inside The Milky Way

Fast radio bursts last for such a short time that it is difficult to track down the source. Now astronomers…

1 year ago