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Record: Fastest flashing star
Dutch researcher Steve van Straaten set a record during his doctoral research. (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 (2011-02-23)
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. (2011-11-09)
Neutron star discovered where black hole was expected
A very massive star collapsed to form a neutron star and not a black hole as anticipated, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2005-11-02)
U of A physicist identifies mysterious core left by exploding star
University of Alberta physics professor Craig Heinke has solved a mystery that lies 11,000 light years beyond Earth. (2009-11-04)
A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously
Scientists at TIFR show that a population of neutron stars have a spin rate that is much higher than that calculated by the conventional method. (2016-12-14)
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. (2011-06-28)
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. (2006-06-01)
Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field
Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. (2017-02-21)
Most detailed image of the Crab Nebula
A new Hubble image - among the largest ever produced with the Earth-orbiting observatory - gives the most detailed view so far of the entire Crab Nebula. (2005-12-01)
Columbia Team Is First To Weigh Neutron Star By Measuring X-Rays From Innermost Orbit
A team of astrophysicists at Columbia University, with the help of Einstein's theory of general relativity, is the first to gauge the mass of a neutron star by measuring its flickering X-ray radiation. (1997-05-29)
XMM-Newton and Suzaku help pioneer method for probing exotic matter
Astronomers using XMM-Newton and Suzaku have seen Einstein's predicted distortion of space-time and pioneered a ground-breaking technique for determining the properties of neutron stars. (2007-08-27)
What's the weather like on neutron stars?
Earth-like weather systems on the surface of neutron stars could explain why they emit mysterious flickering X-rays, according to an American astrophysicist. (2001-10-25)
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. (2009-11-04)
Astrophysicists discover 'compact jets' from neutron star
Compact jets that shoot matter into space in a continuous stream at near the speed of light have long been assumed to be a unique feature of black holes. (2006-05-22)
Neutron stars strike back at black holes in jet contest
Radio observations with the Very Large Array showed a neutron star in a binary system with a normal companion producing strong jets of superfast material, rivaling those of their much-denser cousins, black holes. (2015-08-04)
NASA: Astronomers pioneer new method for probing exotic matter
Using European and Japanese/NASA X-ray satellites, astronomers have seen Einstein's predicted distortion of space-time around three neutron stars, and in doing so they have pioneered a groundbreaking technique for determining the properties of these ultradense objects. (2007-08-27)
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Spindown Of Cosmic Flywheels
A conclusive explanation for the origin of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) as electromagnetic braking of a rapidly rotating neutron star has been developed at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching/Germany (Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. (1998-12-03)
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. (2007-06-27)
Simple, like a neutron star
For astrophysicists neutron stars are extremely complex astronomical objects. Research conducted with the collaboration of SISSA and published in the journal Physical Review Letters demonstrates that in certain respects these stars can instead be described very simply and that they show similarities with black holes. (2014-03-25)
Chandra discovers cosmic cannonball
One of the fastest moving stars ever seen has been discovered with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2007-11-28)
NASA's Chandra finds superfluid in neutron star's core
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered the first direct evidence for a superfluid, a bizarre, friction-free state of matter, at the core of a neutron star. (2011-02-23)
Accretion-powered pulsar reveals unique timing glitch
The discovery of the largest timing irregularity yet observed in a pulsar is the first confirmation that pulsars in binary systems exhibit the strange phenomenon known as a 'glitch.' The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2017-09-06)
Astrophysicists discovered a star polluted by calcium
An international team of astrophysicists led by a scientist from the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Lomonosov Moscow State University reported the discovery of a binary solar-type star inside the supernova remnant RCW 86. (2017-04-28)
Neutron star magnetic fields: Not so turbulent, after all?
A study by McGill University physicists sheds new light on the expected geometry of the magnetic field in neutron stars. (2014-05-06)
Neutron stars warp space-time, U-M astronomers observe
Einstein's predicted distortion of space-time occurs around neutron stars, University of Michigan astronomers and others have observed. (2007-08-28)
Supernova blast provides clues to age of binary star system
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed faint remnants of a supernova explosion and helped researchers determine Circinus X-1 -- an X-ray binary -- is the youngest of this class of astronomical objects found to date. (2013-12-04)
When will a neutron star collapse to a black hole?
Astrophysicists from Goethe-University Frankfurt have found a simple formula for the maximum mass of a rotating neutron star and hence answered a question that had been open for decades. (2016-04-07)
Scientists glimpse exotic matter in a neutron star
Scientists have obtained their best measurement yet of the size and contents of a neutron star, an ultra-dense object containing the strangest and rarest matter in the universe. (2004-09-08)
ESA is hot on the trail of Geminga
Astronomers using ESA's X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, have discovered a pair of X-ray tails, stretching 3 million million kilometres across the sky. (2003-07-25)
Close encounters of the stellar kind
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has confirmed that close encounters between stars form X-ray emitting, double-star systems in dense globular star clusters. (2003-07-30)
NASA's Hubble captures the beating heart of the Crab Nebula
Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image reveals the beating heart of one of the most historic and intensively studied remnants of a supernova, an exploding star. (2016-07-07)
Star crust 10 billion times stronger than steel, IU physicist finds
Research by a theoretical physicist at Indiana University shows that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest metal alloys. (2009-05-06)
NASA satellite pins down timer in stellar ticking time bomb
Using observations from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, an international team of astronomers has discovered a timing mechanism that allows them to predict exactly when a superdense star will unleash incredibly powerful explosions. (2008-04-30)
Neutron stars can be more massive, while black holes are more rare, Arecibo Observatory finds
Neutron stars can be considerably more massive than previously believed, and it is more difficult to form black holes, according to new research developed by using the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. (2008-01-14)
Super star takes on black holes in jet contest
A super-dense star formed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion is shooting out powerful jets of material into space. (2015-08-04)
Black holes in distant galaxies point to wild youth
Like 'flower power' tattoos on aging ex-hippy baby boomers, unexpectedly large numbers of neutron stars and black holes in elliptical galaxies suggest some of these galaxies lived through a much wilder youth. (2002-06-04)
Wayne State professor receives NSF CAREER award; research to impact Detroit-area schools
A Wayne State University researcher has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the agency's most prestigious award for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering. (2014-03-18)
'Jekyll and Hyde' star morphs from radio to X-ray pulsar and back again
Astronomers have uncovered the strange case of a neutron star with the peculiar ability to transform from a radio pulsar into an X-ray pulsar and back again. (2013-09-25)
XMM-Newton finds the leader of the 'magnificent seven' in a spin
A decade-long mystery has been solved using data from ESA's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton. (2007-03-09)
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