pulsar

Only 31 Magnetars Have Ever Been Discovered. This one is Extra Strange. It’s Also a Pulsar

Some of the most stunningly powerful objects in the sky aren’t necessarily the prettiest to look at.  But their secrets…

2 months ago

Pulsars Confirm One of Einstein’s Best Ideas, That Freefall Really Feels Like You’re Experiencing a Lack of Gravity

A team of European researchers observed a pulsar with two orbiting white dwarfs to confirm Einstein's "most fortunate thought."

9 months 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…

1 year ago

Pulsar Seen Speeding Away From the Supernova That Created it

Recent observations have revealed a pulsar that appears to have been accelerated by the very supernova explosion that created it.

2 years ago

An Aging Pulsar has Captured a new Companion, and it’s Spinning back up Again

An international team of scientists, relying on data from XMM-Newton, have discovered a slowly-rotating pulsar that is slowly speeding back…

4 years ago

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they?…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – November 11, 2016: Pat Ammons of Space Camp, and Bob King of “Night Sky With The Naked Eye”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Pat Ammons is Director of Communications, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, to discuss SpaceCamp.…

4 years ago

Can We Get Space Madness?

If science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that nothing makes a person go crazier than the harsh isolation of…

4 years ago

What Are Magnetars?

Magnetars are neutron stars with massively boosted magnetic fields. How do this stellar remnants form, and what would happen if…

5 years ago

How Fast Can Stars Spin?

Stars can spin faster or slower than the Sun. What’s the fastest that’s ever been discovered, and what’s the fastest…

5 years ago