magnetars

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 months 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…

3 months 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!

4 months 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…

7 months 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.

8 months 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,…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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…

2 years ago