News tagged with neutron stars

A Galaxy Collision in Action

This beautiful image gives a new look at Stephan's Quintet, a compact group of galaxies discovered about 130 years ago and located about 280 million light years from Earth. The curved, light blue ridge running ...

Jul 09, 2009 4.7 / 5 (10) 2

Exotic quantum crystal discovered

Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our ...

Aug 10, 2011 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

A new class of dim supernovae

The colossal stellar explosions called supernovae come in many kinds and flavours. Some of them are produced when a massive star reaches the end of its life in a sudden gravitational collapse. Astronomers ...

Jun 05, 2009 4.9 / 5 (8) 5

A Black Hole in Medusa's Hair

This composite image of the Medusa galaxy (also known as NGC 4194) shows X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in blue and optical light from the Hubble Space Telescope in orange. Located above ...

Mar 11, 2009 4.7 / 5 (9) 0

Stellar discovery excites students

In the constellation of Ophiuchus, above the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy, there lurks a stellar corpse spinning 30 times per second -- an exotic star known as a radio pulsar. This object was unknown until ...

Feb 03, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 17