Neutron Stars

Research Reveals How Plasma Swirling Around Black Holes Can Produce Heat And Light

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have uncovered a process in the swirling masses of plasma surrounding black holes and neutron stars that can cause previously unexplained emissions of...
Related topics: Black Holes, Physics

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Mystery Of Gold's Origin Probed By New Research Into Heavy Element Synthesis In Universe

While all heavy elements on Earth were formed in extreme astrophysical conditions, such as those generated by stellar explosions and collisions of neutron stars, it is the mystery of how the heaviest elements, such as gold and uranium, were created,...

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Astrophysicists Unveil Glut Of Gravitational-wave Detections

The latest bounty of 35 events features oddball black holes and a miniature neutron star -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes

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'mirror Nuclei' To Probe Fundamental Physics Of Atoms And Neutron Stars

About 20 years ago, a physicist had an idea to reveal insights about a fundamental but enigmatic force at work in some of the most extreme environments in the universe. These environments include an atom's nucleus and celestial bodies known as...
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Studying X-ray Bursts To Unlock Secrets Of Neutron Stars

A theorist in astrophysics at The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a project to study the explosive phenomena of X-ray bursts in order to better understand neutron stars.
Related topics: Astrophysics

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Astrophysicists Explain The Origin Of Unusually Heavy Neutron Star Binaries

A new study showing how the explosion of a stripped massive star in a supernova can lead to the formation of a heavy neutron star or a light black hole resolves one of the most challenging puzzles to emerge from the detection of neutron star mergers...
Related topics: Astrophysics, Supernova, Black Holes

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Are The Burned-out Remnants Of The First Stars All Around Us?

The first stars to appear in the universe lived fast and died young. Today, none of them likely remain. But their remnants, the black holes and neutron stars, might still wander around the cosmos. Unfortunately, they’re extremely difficult to...
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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 pulsars – rapidly spinning neutron stars – to observe the mergers of supermassive black holes. When black holes...
Related topics: Space, Pulsars, Black Holes

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A Black Hole Or Neutron Star Fell Into Another Star And Triggered A Supernova

What happens when you slam a neutron star (or black hole, take your pick) into a companion star? A supernova, that’s what. And for the first time ever, astronomers think they’ve spotted one. Back in 2014 the MAXI instrument aboard...
Related topics: Black Holes, Supernova, Space

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Astronomers Detect Burps Of Interstellar Cannibal From 480 Million Light Years Away

In space, everyone can see you emit brightly shining gas, X-rays, and radio waves A multinational team of astronomers has discovered what happens when a large star accidentally eats a black hole or neutron star: it emits a catastrophically violent,...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Black Holes

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Dead Star Collision Causes Stellar Explosion Like Nothing Seen Before - Cnet

The corpse of a star -- maybe a black hole, maybe a neutron star -- pulled a living star into the land of the dead.
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Cosmic Indigestion: Swallowing A Neutron Star Can Cause A Star To Explode

Enlarge / A model of the supernova exploding inside a torus of gas ejected years earlier. (credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) One of the stranger features of our Universe is the existence of what you might call "dual-core stars." Many stars exist...
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Stellar Collision Triggers Supernova Explosion

Astronomers have found dramatic evidence that a black hole or neutron star spiraled its way into the core of a companion star and caused that companion to explode as a supernova. The astronomers were tipped off by data from the Very Large Array Sky...
Related topics: Supernova, Space, Black Holes, Polls

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Nature Of Fast Radio Bursts Clarified

By connecting two of the biggest radio telescopes in the world, astronomers have discovered that a simple binary wind cannot cause the puzzling periodicity of a fast radio burst after all. The bursts may come from a highly magnetized, isolated...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Peter Beck On Rocket Lab’s Public Listing Debut, Space Spacs And The Neutron Rocket

Peter Beck’s earliest memory is standing outside with his father in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand, looking up at the stars and being told that there could very well be people on planets orbiting those stars looking right back at...
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Scientists Come Up With New Model Of Neutron Stars To Help Clarify Einstein’s General Theory

A new model of neutron star structure and a related modification of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity has been proposed by scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) as part of an international team.
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Relativity

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Black Holes Caught Eating Neutron Stars For First Time

This article was originally published by our sister site, Freethink.Astronomers have observed a collision between a black hole and a neutron star for the first time — and then 10 days later, they spotted another one.Two paths: Black holes and...
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Astronomy Jargon: Magnetars

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! Hang on to your magnetic hats, because today’s topic is magnetars! Let’s start with neutron stars. These are the remnant cores of giant stars,...
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Antimatter From Laser Pincers

In the depths of space, there are celestial bodies where extreme conditions prevail: Rapidly rotating neutron stars generate super-strong magnetic fields. And black holes, with their enormous gravitational pull, can cause huge, energetic jets of...
Related topics: Antimatter, Laser, Black Holes

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Antimatter From Laser Pincers

In the depths of space, there are celestial bodies where extreme conditions prevail: Rapidly rotating neutron stars generate super-strong magnetic fields.
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