You know when you're having a bad day when you get hit by a billion ton asteroid -- but for a pulsar 37,000 light-years away, it's just a another day at the office. Continue reading →
Astronomers have announced the detection of a Thorne-Żytkow object -- a neutron star inside a red supergiant -- potentially putting a weird hybrid star on the stellar map as a very real phenomenon.
Astronomers have detected a weird hiccup in a pulsar's spin -- did it just blend-up an asteroid smoothie? Continue reading →
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.
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