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Dark Matter Could Be A Source of Gamma Rays Coming from the Center of the Milky Way

There's a lot of mysterious goings-on at the center of the Milky Way. The supermassive black hole that resides there…

3 months ago

This is the Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

The Milky Way galaxy has its own magnetic field. It's extremely weak compared to Earth's; thousands of times weaker, in…

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…

5 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…

7 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…

9 months ago

Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they blast their…

12 months ago

An Extremely Rare Gamma Ray Emitting Neutron Star Binary Has Been Found

The VERITAS collaboration recently discovered a binary system with a very high-energy gamma-ray neutron star, the rarest and most extreme…

1 year ago

Second Fastest Pulsar Spins 42,000 Times a Minute

Thanks to a team of researchers from the Netherlands, who used the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), the second fastest-spinning pulsar…

2 years ago

NASA is Planning to Test Pulsars as Cosmic Navigation Beacons

The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) is being deployed to the ISS, and promises to yield some impressive scientific…

3 years ago

Space Jellyfish Show Types Of Pulsar Wind Nebulas

A series of studies based on data obtained from Chandra X-ray observatory may held shed light on the mysteries of…

3 years ago