News tagged with neutron stars

Superluminous supernovae

Supernovae, the explosive deaths of massive stars, are among the most momentous events in the cosmos because they disburse into space all of the chemical elements that were produced inside their progenitor stars, including ...

dateMar 10, 2017 in Astronomy
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NuSTAR helps find universe's brightest pulsars

There's a new record holder for brightest pulsar ever found—and astronomers are still trying to figure out how it can shine so brightly. It's now part of a small group of mysterious bright pulsars that are challenging astronomers ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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Mind the gap—Rapid Burster behaviour explained

Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the 'Rapid Burster' may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. They discovered that its magnetic field creates a ...

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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The case of the 'missing link' neutron star

Like anthropologists piecing together the human family tree, astronomers have found that a misfit "skeleton" of a star may link two different kinds of stellar remains. The mysterious object, called PSR J1119-6127, has been ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Astronomy
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