News tagged with neutron stars

Mysterious pulsar with hidden powers discovered

Dramatic flares and bursts of energy - activity previously thought reserved for only the strongest magnetized pulsars - has been observed emanating from a weakly magnetised, slowly rotating pulsar. The international team ...

dateOct 14, 2010 in Astronomy
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Remnant of an explosion with a powerful kick?

( -- Vital clues about the devastating ends to the lives of massive stars can be found by studying the aftermath of their explosions. In its more than twelve years of science operations, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory ...

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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Searching for gravitational waves

Colliding neutron stars and black holes, supernova events, rotating neutron stars and other cataclysmic cosmic events… Einstein predicted they would all have something in common – oscillations in the fabric of space-time. ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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Hubble watching ancient orbs

(—This sparkling picture taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the center of globular cluster M 4. The power of Hubble has resolved the cluster into a multitude of glowing orbs, each a colossal nuclear ...

dateSep 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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Youngest nearby black hole found (w/ Video)

( -- Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood. The 30-year-old black hole provides a unique opportunity to watch ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Astronomy
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Centaurus A: A new look at an old friend

( —Just weeks after NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory began operations in 1999, the telescope pointed at Centaurus A (Cen A, for short). This galaxy, at a distance of about 12 million light-years from Earth, contains ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Astronomy
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