Neutron Stars

How Squeezable are Neutron Stars?

Two neutron stars. One is 50% more massive than the other, yet they are almost exactly the same size. The…

6 days ago

Black Hole-Neutron Star Collisions Could Finally Settle the Different Measurements Over the Expansion Rate of the Universe

If you've been following developments in astronomy over the last few years, you may have heard about the so-called "crisis…

2 weeks ago

Smallest, Closest Black Hole Ever Discovered is Only 1,500 Light-Years Away

A red giant star may have a black hole companion that is only three solar masses in size.

3 weeks ago

What's the Connection Between Stellar-Mass Black Holes and Dark Matter?

The smallest black hole we've observed might prove dark matter is made of primordial black holes.

2 months ago

Strange Green Star is the Result of a Merger Between two White Dwarfs

Chandrasekhar found there is an upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf, but some white dwarfs can break…

4 months ago

If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars

Astronomers look for dark matter in the radio signals of neutron stars. If found it could solve two problems in…

5 months ago

Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars. All the Gravitational Wave Events Seen So Far in One Picture

The Theory of Relativity predicted the existence of black holes and neutron stars. Einstein gets the credit for the theory…

6 months ago

Do neutron star collisions produce black holes?

A new study looks at how neutron stars can merge to create a black hole.

6 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…

7 months ago

Could There Be a Form of Life Inside Stars?

A new study proposes that alien life could evolve from nuclear interactions rather than atomic ones.

8 months ago