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Astronomers Find the Slowest-Spinning Neutron Star Ever

Most neutron stars spin rapidly, completing a rotation in seconds or even a fraction of a second. But astronomers have…

1 month ago

We’re Now Just Weeks Away from a Stellar Explosion You Can See With Your Own Eyes

I’ve seen some pretty incredible things using my eyes.. First off of course, is the stunning sight of a dark…

1 month ago

See the Southern Ring Nebula in 3D

Planetary nebula are some of nature's most stunning visual displays. The name is confusing since they're the remains of stars,…

3 months ago

This Supernova Lit Up the Sky in 1181. Here’s What it Looks Like Now

Historical astronomical records from China and Japan recorded a supernova explosion in the year 1181. It was in the constellation…

4 months ago

M87's Jet is Triggering Novae

Everyone loves a good mystery, and astronomers have just uncovered a new one in a nearby supermassive galaxy called M87.…

10 months ago

Did this Supernova Explode Twice?

All supernovae are exploding stars. But the nature of a supernova explosion varies quite a bit. One type, named Type…

11 months ago

These are the Fastest Stars in the Galaxy

Until recently, there were only ten known stars on trajectories that will allow them to escape the Milky Way Galaxy,…

1 year ago

The Mass of a Single Star (other than the Sun) has Been Directly Measured for the First Time

How do you measure an object's weight from a distance? You could guess at its distance and therefore derive its…

1 year ago

Two Stars Orbiting Each Other Every 51 Minutes. This Can’t End Well

We don't have to worry too much about our Sun. It can burn our skin, and it can emit potent…

2 years ago

Astronomers Finally Catch a Nova Detonating on a White Dwarf as it's Happening

On July 7, 2020, the X-ray instrument eROSITA captured an astronomical event that – until then – had only been…

2 years ago