Neutron Stars

Researchers Theorize Origins Of Magnetars, The Strongest Magnets In The Universe

How do some neutron stars become the strongest magnets in the universe? A German-British team of astrophysicists has found a possible answer to the question of how magnetars form. They used large computer simulations to demonstrate how the merger of...
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Near-impossibly Massive Neutron Star Detected

Researchers using the Green Bank Telescope recently discovered a star dubbed J0740+6620, a neutron star that's about as massive as they get.Neutron stars are unique, leftover cores of more massive stars. They're so dense that they're almost entirely...
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Pulsating Gamma Rays From Neutron Star Rotating 707 Times A Second

An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has discovered that the radio pulsar J0952-0607 also emits pulsed gamma radiation. J0952-0607 spins 707 times in...
Related topics: Physics, Albert Einstein, Scientific Discoveries, Pulsars

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'too Big To Exist': Neutron Star ‘teetering On The Edge Of Existence’ Detected In New Research

Science has been studying neutron stars for many years, yet a lot of the mystery still surrounds their interior processes, as recent research brings us closer to finding out at what point these unique objects collapse into black holes.
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Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost Too Massive To Exist

Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Pulsars

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Afterglow Of Colliding Neutron Stars Would Outshine Our Sun

A new, hours-long Hubble study of the collision site revealed never-before-seen details of the neutron-star merger
Related topics: Sun, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope

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Hubble Has Looked At The 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost A Dozen Times, Watching It Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars. They named that signal GW170817. Two seconds after detecting it, NASA’s Fermi satellite...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Laser, NASA, Space, Satellites

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Deepest Optical Image Of First Neutron Star Merger

Astronomers have painstakingly constructed the afterglow of GW170817, the historic neutron star merger captured in 2017, using images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope

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Astronomers Decode Weird X-ray Pattern Coming From Neutron Star

Astronomers have detected a neutron star system blasting X-ray light at Earth and detected a rare, months-long pattern in those light bursts.
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Afterglow Sheds Light On The Nature, Origin Of Neutron Star Collisions

The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written. After the extremely bright burst finally faded to black, an international team led by Northwestern University painstakingly...

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Radio Emission From A Neutron Star's Magnetic Pole Revealed By General Relativity

Pulsars in binary systems are affected by relativistic effects, causing the spin axes of each pulsar to change their direction with time. A research team led by Gregory Desvignes from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany,...
Related topics: Relativity, Pulsars, Space

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Massive Neutron Stars Smash Together, Forging Gold In An Explosive Kilonova

When two neutron stars collide, the impact creates an explosion -- not a supernova, which is what happens when a star dies, but a kilonova.
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When Neutron Stars Collide: Scientists Spot Kilonova Explosion From Epic 2016 Crash

Scientists recently spotted a gold-and-platinum factory in space called a "kilonova," or an epic explosion that likely happened when two dense stars collided with each other.

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Astronomers Find A Golden Glow From A Distant Stellar Collision

On August 17, 2017, scientists made history with the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars. It was the first cosmic event detected in both gravitational waves and the entire spectrum of light, from gamma rays to radio...
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Temperatures Of 800 Billion Degrees In The Cosmic Kitchen

It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions. The resulting data enabled them to...
Related topics: Space

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Did A Black Hole Swallow A Neutron Star 900 Million Years Ago?

Researchers at LIGO and Virgo may have detected a gravitational-wave signal from the merger between a black hole and neutron star. This would be a major first.
Related topics: Black Holes

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Scientists Detect A Black Hole Swallowing A Neutron Star For First Time

A team, including the Australian National University, detected ripples in space and time from a violent event that occurred 900 million years ago, and say it's incredibly likely the black hole gobbled up a neutron star, "possibly snuffing out...
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Neutron Star ‘glitch’ Offers Scientists A Clue Into Its Inner Workings

Studying distant objects in space can be tricky for astronomers, especially when those objects begin to do unexpected — and unexplainable — things. Neutron stars are thought to be the most dense objects in space, and scientists have a pretty...
Related topics: Space

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Automated Observing Network Inaugurated At Soar Telescope

Supernovae, neutron star mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies, erupting young stars—these are all examples of objects in the night sky that change their brightness over time. In the coming years, astronomers expect to discover millions...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Black Holes, Galaxies, Scientific Discoveries

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Glitch In Neutron Star Reveals Its Hidden Secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly. Until they don't.

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