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Record: fastest flashing star
Dutch researcher Steve van Straaten set a record during his doctoral research. The researcher registered the fastest ever change in the X-ray emission originating from a binary star. The record-breaking binary star consists of a neutron star and a lighter companion star. Astronomer Steve van Straaten studied the time variations in the X-ray emission from various binary stars. He found that one of... View News Article (2004-05-07)

'Weird science' uncovered inside neutron star
A University of Alberta astronomer has glimpsed the inner working of a neutron star and found a unique world where the physics can be described as "weird." Craig Heinke's team found the neutron star's core contained a superfluid, a friction-less liquid that could seemingly defy the laws of gravity.  View News Article (2011-02-24)

ESA's XMM-Newton makes the first measurement of a dead star's magnetism
Using the superior sensitivity of ESA's X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, a team of European astronomers has made the first direct measurement of a neutron star's magnetic field. The results provide deep insights into the extreme physics of neutron stars and reveal a new mystery yet to be solved about the end of this star's life. A neutron star is very dense celestial object that usually has... View News Article (2003-06-11)

Discovery of 2 types of neutron stars points to 2 different classes of supernovae
Astronomers at the universities of Southampton and Oxford have found evidence that neutron stars, which are produced when massive stars explode as supernovae, actually come in two distinct varieties. View News Article (2011-11-10)

The case of the neutron star with a wayward wake
A long observation with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed important new details of a neutron star that is spewing out a wake of high-energy particles as it races through space. View News Article (2006-06-02)

Chandra discovers cosmic cannonball
One of the fastest moving stars ever seen has been discovered with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This cosmic cannonball is challenging theories to explain its blistering speed. View News Article (2007-11-29)

Neutron stars join the black hole jet set
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed an X-ray jet blasting away from a neutron star in a binary system. View News Article (2007-06-28)

Carbon atmosphere discovered on neutron star
Evidence for a thin veil of carbon has been found on the neutron star in the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant. This discovery, made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, resolves a ten-year mystery surrounding this object. View News Article (2009-11-05)

XMM-Newton closes in on space`s exotic matter
ESA PR 69-2002. A fraction of a second after the Big Bang, all the primordial soup of matter in the Universe was `broken` into its most fundamental constituents. It was thought to have disappeared forever. However scientists strongly suspect that the exotic soup of dissolved matter can still be found in today`s Universe, in the core of certain very dense objects called neutron stars. With ESA`s... View News Article (2002-11-06)

Neutron star bites off more than it can chew
ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory has watched a faint star flare up at X-ray wavelengths to almost 10 000 times its normal brightness. Astronomers believe the outburst was caused by the star trying to eat a giant clump of matter. View News Article (2011-06-29)

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