Neutron Stars

New Gravitational-wave Model Can Bring Neutron Stars Into Even Sharper Focus

Gravitational-wave researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new model that promises to yield fresh insights into the structure and composition of neutron stars.

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Scientists Puzzle Over Massive, Never-before-seen Star System In The Milky Way

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists announced the second detection of a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. The event, called GW190425, is puzzling: The combined mass of the two neutron stars is...
Related topics: Space, Milky Way

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Black Holes And Neutron Stars Merge Unseen In Dense Star Clusters

Mergers between black holes and neutron stars in dense star clusters are quite unlike those that form in isolated regions where stars are few. Their associated features could be crucial to the study of gravitational waves and their source. Dr....
Related topics: Black Holes

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'magnetic Star' Radio Waves Could Solve The Mystery Of Fast Radio Bursts

The surprise detection of a radio burst from a neutron star in our galaxy might reveal the origin of a bigger cosmological phenomenon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Physicists Identify Unique Signature To Confirm Quark-gluon Plasma In Universe

Computer simulation of a merger between two dense neutron stars. After the merger, a phase transition from ordinary hadronic matter (red-yellow) to quark matter (green) takes place. In the first fractions of a second of our universe's existence,...
Related topics: Physics

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Electron-eating Neon Causes Star To Collapse

An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can consume the electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, which causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova.
Related topics: Electrons, Supernova

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Scientists Find Neutron Star Merger Responsible For Forging Solar System’s Heavy Elements

Scientists are on the hunt for the neutron star merger that provided our solar system with such large quantities of heavy elements. In a new study, they explain where and when they think this stellar crash took place.
Related topics: Space

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Astrophysicists Spot Two Neutron Stars Rippling Space And Time In Violent Merger

Neutron stars are exotic astronomical objects that are just bare stellar cores with no outer layers and thermonuclear reactions going on. When two neutron stars merge, they disturb space and time, sending gravitational waves throughout the universe.
Related topics: Astrophysics

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How Big Are Neutron Stars?

Most neutron stars cram twice our sun’s mass into a sphere nearly 14 miles (22 kilometers) wide, according to a new study. That size implies a black hole can often swallow a neutron star whole. 
Related topics: Sun, Black Holes

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How Big Are Neutron Stars?

Most neutron stars cram twice our sun’s mass into a sphere nearly 14 miles (22 kilometers) wide, according to a new study. That size implies a black hole can often swallow a neutron star whole. 
Related topics: Sun, Black Holes

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A New Theory Of Magnetar Formation

Magnetars are neutron stars endowed with the strongest magnetic fields observed in the universe, but their origin remains controversial. In a study published in Science Advances, a team of scientists from CEA, Saclay, the Max Planck Institute for...

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Neutron Star Measures Just 22 Kilometers Across

How big is a neutron star? These extreme, ultra-dense collapsed stars are fairly small, as far as stellar objects are concerned. Even though they pack the mass of a full-sized star, their size is often compared to the width of a...

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'strange' Glimpse Into Neutron Stars And Symmetry Violation

New results from precision particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) offer a fresh glimpse of the particle interactions that take place in the cores of neutron stars and give nuclear physicists a new way to search for...
Related topics: Physics

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Black Holes And Neutron Stars May Collide Unseen In Dense Star Clusters

A collision between a black hole and a neutron star would unleash huge amounts of energy, but it might not generate any detectable light, a surprising new study finds.
Related topics: Black Holes

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The Force Is Strong In Neutron Stars

Study identifies a transition in the strong nuclear force that illuminates the structure of a neutron star’s core. Most ordinary matter is held together by an invisible subatomic glue known as the strong nuclear force — one of the four...

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The Force Is Strong In Neutron Stars

Most ordinary matter is held together by an invisible subatomic glue known as the strong nuclear force — one of the four fundamental forces in nature, along with gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak force. The strong nuclear force is...

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Study Identifies A Transition In The Strong Nuclear Force That Illuminates The Structure Of A...

Most ordinary matter is held together by an invisible subatomic glue known as the strong nuclear force—one of the four fundamental forces in nature, along with gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak force. The strong nuclear force is responsible...

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Future Space Detector Lisa Could Reveal The Secret Life And Death Of Stars

A team of astrophysicists led by Ph.D. student Mike Lau, from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), recently predicted that gravitational waves of double neutron stars may be detected by the future space satellite...
Related topics: Space, Astrophysics, Scientific Discoveries, Satellites

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Gravity Waves From Neutron Star Collision Could Challenge What We Think We Know About Thuniverse

Last year, for only the second time ever, astronomers operating the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) network of sensors observed what appeared to be the collision of two ultra-dense neutron stars. But there’s just one...
Related topics: Space, Laser

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Black Holes Shouldn't Echo, But This One Might. Score 1 For Stephen Hawking?

When two neutron stars slammed together far off in space, they created a powerful shaking in the universe — and their echoes could violate Einstein's theory of relativity.
Related topics: Black Holes, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Relativity

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