Pulsars

We Could Snoop on Extraterrestrial Communications Networks

SETI researchers have directed their search toward interesting star systems where extraterrestrial civilizations could send signals toward Earth. According to…

3 months ago

Is this the Lightest Black Hole or Heaviest Neutron Star?

About 40,000 light-years away, a rapidly spinning object has a companion that's confounding astronomers. It's heavier than the heaviest neutron…

4 months ago

Do Neutron Stars Have Mountains? Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect Them

Neutron stars are the incredibly dense remnants from massive star supernovae. Although they're pulled into dense spheres by their intense…

5 months ago

Spider Pulsars are Tearing Apart Stars in the Omega Cluster

Pulsars are extreme objects. They're what's left over when a massive star collapses on itself and explodes as a supernova.…

6 months ago

Are Pulsars the Key to Finding Dark Matter?

The search for dark matter continues, with astronomers developing new hypotheses to search for this invisible gravitational influence on the…

7 months ago

A Bizarre Pulsar Switches Between Two Brightness Modes. Astronomers Finally Figured Out Why.

Pulsars are the lighthouses of the universe. These rotating dead stars shoot twin jets of radiation from their poles, usually…

9 months ago

Astronomers are Hoping the Event Horizon Telescope saw Pulsars Near the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope is a collection of radio telescopes across the globe that simultaneously gathered data about the Milky…

9 months ago

Pulsars Could Help Map the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

The BlackHoleCam project, part of the Event Horizon Telescope consortium, will use the powerful EHT array to search for pulsars…

11 months ago

Soon Every Spacecraft can Navigate the Solar System Autonomously Using Pulsars

If you want to know where you are in space, you’d better bring along a map. But it’s a little…

1 year ago

Astronomers use the World's Biggest Radio Telescope to map new Features of the Milky Way

Using China's FAST radio telescope, a team of Chinese researchers observed previously-unmapped regions of the Milky Way and made some…

1 year ago