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Astronomers Finally Find the Neutron Star Leftover from Supernova 1987A

Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil…

2 months ago

Astronomers See Strontium in the Kilonova Wreckage, Proof that Neutron Star Collisions Manufacture Heavy Elements in the Universe

Astronomers have spotted Strontium in the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars. This is the first time a…

3 months ago

The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible

Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. There's an upper…

4 months ago

Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

4 months ago

Neutron Star Suffers a “Glitch”, Gives Astronomers a Glimpse Into How They Work

What, exactly, is the inside of a neutron star like? A neutron star is what remains after a massive star…

5 months ago

NASA is building up a map of the entire sky seen in X-rays, line by line with its NICER experiment

Using data from the first 22 months of the NICER instruments mission, NASA has constructed a beautiful image of what…

8 months ago

Astronomers are Finding Binary Pairs of Stars Thrown out of Galaxies Together

A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic…

8 months ago

Some of Earth’s Gold Came From Two Neutron Stars That Collided Billions of Years Ago

A new study has shown that a good deal of Earth's heaviest elements may have come from a nearby neutron…

9 months ago

It Looks Like LIGO/Virgo Have Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star. For the First Time Ever

A new signal detected by LIGO/Virgo may be the so-called 'holy grail' of astrophysics: the merger of a neutron star…

9 months ago

Barfing Neutron Stars Reveal Their Inner Guts

We don't really understand neutron stars. Oh, we know that they are - they're the leftover remnants of some of…

9 months ago