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“Neutron Stars”

Feb 20, 2014 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jan 7, 2014 04:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Dec 12, 2013 01:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a weird hiccup in a pulsar's spin -- did it just blend-up an asteroid smoothie? Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 11:51 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
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 →
May 29, 2013 01:10 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
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 →
May 28, 2013 04:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
We take GPS for granted, but how will future space explorers find the nearest asteroid refueling depot? Continue reading →
May 13, 2013 11:48 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
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 →
Oct 25, 2012 03:07 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A neutron star has been discovered orbiting its binary partner every 93 minutes -- a record.
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