Pulsars

Astronomers Think They’ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant Left Behind from Supernova 1987A

It was the brightest supernova in nearly 400 years when it lit the skies of the southern hemisphere in February…

4 months ago

Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.

5 months ago

Astronomers Measure a 1-billion Tesla Magnetic Field on the Surface of a Neutron Star

We recently observed the strongest magnetic field ever recorded in the Universe. The record-breaking field was discovered at the surface…

9 months ago

Why Pulsars Are So Bright

When pulsars were first discovered in 1967, their rhythmic radio-wave pulsations were a mystery. Some thought their radio beams must…

1 year ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

1 year ago

A Star Has Been Found That Pulsates, But Only on One Side

An international team of astronomers have found the first-ever example of a pulsating star that emits energy from only one…

1 year ago

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago