Neutron Star

Gravitational Waves Reveal Surprising Secrets About Neutron Stars

The confirmation of gravitational waves back in 2017 continues to unlock whole new worlds of physics but also continues to…

3 months ago

A Black Hole or Neutron Star Fell Into Another Star and Triggered a Supernova

What happens when you slam a neutron star (or black hole, take your pick) into a companion star? A supernova,…

5 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,…

6 months ago

Astronomers Think They’ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant Left Behind from Supernova 1987A

It was the brightest supernova in nearly 400 years when it lit the skies of the southern hemisphere in February…

11 months ago

Astronomers Measure a 1-billion Tesla Magnetic Field on the Surface of a Neutron Star

We recently observed the strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe. The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface…

1 year ago

Astronomers Think They’ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant From Supernova 1987a

Recent observations and theortetical work have brought us one step closer to resolving the mystery of what lies at the…

1 year ago

Neutron stars of different masses can make a real mess when they collide

When neutron stars collide, they go out with a tremendous bang, fueling an explosion up to a thousand times more…

1 year 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

Astronomers Map the Surface of a Pulsar

Using NICER data, two teams of researchers were able to map the surface of a pulsar for the first time…

2 years ago

The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton…

4 years ago