Neutron Stars

Twin Stars Prove Einstein at Least 99.99% Right

A 16-year study by an international team of astronomers has confirmed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and witnessed some predicted…

1 month ago

NASA Launches a New X-ray Observatory

A new mission has launched to study some the most intriguing secrets of the universe. No, not THAT spacecraft (JWST…

1 month ago

Neutron Stars Have Mountains, They’re Just a Fraction of a Millimeter High

The universe has some very extreme places in it - and there are few places more extreme than the surface…

6 months ago

A Nearby White Dwarf Might be About to Collapse Into a Neutron Star

A white dwarf star has been found that's more massive than our Sun, but about the same size as our…

6 months ago

Astronomers Detected a Black Hole-Neutron Star Merger, and Then Another Just 10 Days Later

When black holes collide with neutron stars, all sorts of interesting things happen. And astronomers have recently seen two of…

7 months ago

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…

8 months 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…

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 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…

12 months ago