magnetars

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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they blast their…

3 years ago

“With a Little Help From Their Friends,” Magnetars Form in Binary Systems, New Study Suggests

Astronomy is a discipline of extremes. We’re constantly searching for the most powerful, the most explosive, and the most energetic…

8 years ago

NASA’s Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Retires

[/caption] For more than 16 years, 2,200 papers in refereed journals, 92 doctoral theses, and more than 1,000 rapid notifications…

10 years ago

Even ‘Weakling’ Magnetars are Strong and Powerful

[/caption] The name alone, “magnetar” elicits a magnificent, powerful and strong astronomical object, and most of these “magnetic stars” are…

12 years ago