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“Neutron Stars”

Nov 29, 2014 01:25 PM ET //
So-called strange stars, made of radically different stuff than ordinary matter, may finally be detectable.
Jun 4, 2014 02:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A weird type of 'hybrid' star has been discovered nearly 40 years since it was first theorized -- but until now has been curiously difficult to find. Continue reading →
May 15, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jason Major
How do magnetars become so magnetized? Astronomers think that they might get a little help from their friends. Continue reading →
May 13, 2014 02:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What happens when two neutron stars collide? Using a sophisticated computer simulation, NASA scientists have visualized this violent scenario in awesome degenerate-matter-crushing detail. Continue reading →
May 1, 2014 02:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Magnetars are the most magnetically-dense objects known in the Universe and now astrophysicists may have found one of these stellar husks being choked by a magnetic noose, causing it to wobble. Continue reading →
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 →
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