Astronomy & Space news

Researchers find a new way to weigh a star

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars – highly magnetised rotating neutron stars formed from the remains of massive stars after they explode into supernovae.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Astronomy
shares2208 comments 10

What are white holes?

Black holes are created when stars die catastrophically in a supernova. So what in the universe is a white hole?

date15 hours ago in Astronomy
shares280 comments 23

How big is the universe?

Our brains struggle to comprehend how big the universe is because everything here on Earth, and even the Earth itself, is very small when compared to the immense scale of the universe.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Astronomy
shares555 comments 9