The origin of the mysterious short-duration gamma-ray bursts have eluded astronomers for decades, but a recent observation of a "kilonova" by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope has finally nailed down the culprit. Continue reading →
An elderly neutron star appears to be hiding a surprisingly powerful magnetic field. And it's probably not the only one of its kind! Continue reading →
We take GPS for granted, but how will future space explorers find the nearest asteroid refueling depot? Continue reading →
As we start to discover "Earth-like" planets elsewhere in the galaxy, it's easy to forget that the first exoplanets discovered were orbiting a pulsar -- and weren't very Earth-like at all. Continue reading →
A neutron star has been discovered orbiting its binary partner every 93 minutes -- a record.
The "classic" habitable zone is defined as the location around a star where a planet can sustain liquid water -- but this may not be the only life-supporting substance. Is there more than one habitable zone?
Inside the most massive neutron stars, matter may take on a more-exotic-than-usual quantum characteristic.
As the hunt for gravitational waves intensifies, a graduate student has an idea as to where the gravitational wave detectors should be looking.
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