Pulsars

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

Astronomers Might use Pulsars to First Detect Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers have been using gravitational waves to detect merging black holes for years now, but may have to rely on…

3 months ago

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…

11 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.

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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