Scientists work out way to use pulsars to provide self navigation to spacecraft in solar system
Pulsar jackpot scours old data for new discoveries
Chalk another one up for Citizen Science. Earlier this month, researchers announced the discovery of 24 new pulsars. To date, thousands of pulsars have been discovered, but what's truly fascinating abou ...
Fermi's motion produces a study in spirograph
(Phys.org)—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope orbits our planet every 95 minutes, building up increasingly deeper views of the universe with every circuit. Its wide-eyed Large Area Telescope (LAT) sweeps ...
NASA Goddard astrophysicist wins prize for pulsar work
To say that Alice Harding, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has a passion for pulsars is a bit of an understatement. On Jan. 24, she was named a winner of the 2013 ...
Chameleon pulsar baffles astronomers
A pulsar that is able, without warning, to dramatically change the way in which it shines has been identified by an international team of astronomers.
(Phys.org)—This movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest ...
Researchers find a 'glitch' in pulsar 'glitch' theory
(Phys.org)—Researchers from the University of Southampton have called in to question a 40 year-old theory explaining the periodic speeding up or 'glitching' of pulsars.
A black widow's Tango Mortale in gamma-ray light
Pulsars are the compact remnants from explosions of massive stars. Some of them spin around their own axis hundreds of times per second, emitting beams of radiation into space. Until now, they could only ...
Researchers explain how pulsars' spin slows with age
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a model which explains how the spin of a pulsar slows down as the star gets older.
Researchers find absorption features in spectrum of ordinary pulsar
A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup
(Phys.org) -- Pulsars are superlative cosmic beacons. These compact neutron stars rotate about their axes many times per second, emitting radio waves and gamma radiation into space. Using ingenious data ...
Has the speediest pulsar been found?
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton in space, and the Parkes radio telescope in Australia -- may have found the fastest moving pulsar ever seen.
A new way to discover pulsars
(Phys.org) -- The Large Area Telescope (LAT), built by SLAC for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, collects information on high-energy gamma rays from numerous sources in the sky. Among these are small, ...