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Strange star stumps astronomers
An obese oddball of a star has left astronomers wondering how it could have formed. (2008-05-16)
Rocks around the clock: Asteroids pound tiny star
Scientists using the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Parkes telescope and another telescope in South Africa have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids -- large lumps of rock from space. (2014-02-19)
Astronomers find cause of 'dicky tickers'
CSIRO astronomer George Hobbs and colleagues in the UK, Germany and Canada report that they have taken a big step towards solving a 30-year-old puzzle: why the (2010-06-28)
Does Solar Rotation Simulate A Planet Around The Pulsar PSR B1257+12?
A German-American research team describes in this week's Science magazine a heliospheric radio-signal modulation that mimics a planet around the pulsar PSR B1257+12. (1997-12-12)
Astronomers find missing link pulsar
An international team of astronomers has used X-ray telescopes in space and ground-based telescopes, to identify a pulsar that switches between emitting X-rays and emitting radio waves. (2013-09-25)
Old pulsars still have new tricks to teach us
The super-sensitivity of ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has shown that the prevailing theory of how stellar corpses, known as pulsars, generate their X-rays needs revising. (2006-07-26)
Part-time pulsar yields new insight into inner workings of cosmic clocks
Astronomers using the 76-m Lovell radio telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory have discovered a very strange pulsar that helps explain how pulsars act as 'cosmic clocks' and confirms theories put forward 37 years ago to explain the way in which pulsars emit their regular beams of radio waves - considered to be one of the hardest problems in astrophysics. (2006-03-03)
'The Dish' finds a 'diamond planet'
Astronomers using (2011-08-28)
Pulsars much older than thought, astonomers say
Pulsars -- spinning, superdense neutron stars that emit powerful beams of radio waves and light -- may be older than scientists thought, according to researchers using measurements made with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Very Large Array (VLA). (2000-07-11)
Researchers using Arecibo Telescope discover never-before-seen pulsar blasts in Crab Nebula
Astronomers and physicists using the Cornell-managed Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico have discovered radio interpulses from the Crab Nebula pulsar that feature never-before-seen radio emission spectra. (2007-01-08)
The mouse that soared
Astronomers have used an X-ray image to make the first detailed study of the behavior of high-energy particles around a fast moving pulsar. (2004-09-27)
Astronomers use vanishing neutron star to measure space-time warp
In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star -- just before it vanished from view. (2015-01-08)
'Deep Impact' of pulsar around companion star
Astronomers have witnessed a never-seen-before event in observations by ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft - a collision between a pulsar and a ring of gas around a neighbouring star. (2006-02-28)
Southampton researchers find a glitch' in pulsar 'glitch' theory
Researchers from the University of Southampton have called in to question a 40 year-old theory explaining the periodic speeding up or 'glitching' of pulsars. (2012-12-18)
A planet made of diamond
A once-massive star that's been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that is what University of Manchester astronomers think they've found in the Milky Way. (2011-08-25)
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)
Chandra associates pulsar and historic supernova
A team of American and Canadian scientitsts have found new evidence that a pulsar in the constellation of Sagittarius was created when a massive star exploded, witnessed by Chinese astronomers in the year 386 AD. (2001-01-09)
'The Dish' tests Einstein's warped space
In the most precise astrophysics experiment ever made, Australian and U.S. astronomers have used Australia's CSIRO Parkes radio telescope to measure the distortion of space-time near a star 450 light-years (more than 4 000 million million kilometres) from Earth. (2001-07-12)
NASA's Fermi telescope discovers first gamma-ray-only pulsar
About three times a second, a 10,000-year-old stellar corpse sweeps a beam of gamma-rays toward Earth. (2008-10-16)
Former missile-tracking telescope helps reveal fate of baby pulsar
A radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time. (2013-10-31)
Chandra links pulsar to historic supernova
New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests that a known pulsar is the present-day counterpart to a supernova that exploded in 386 AD, a stellar explosion witnessed by Chinese astronomers. (2001-01-09)
Pulsars in many octaves
The combination of the new technology telescope LOFAR with existing facilities promises new insight into the physics of neutron stars. (2010-04-22)
Scientists announce smallest extra-solar planet yet discovered
Penn State's Alex Wolszczan, the discoverer in 1992 of the first planets ever found outside our solar system, will announce during a press conference in Aspen, Colorado, the discovery of the smallest planet yet detected, in that same far-away planetary system. (2005-02-07)
Old pulsars -- new tricks
The super-sensitivity of ESA TMs XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has shown that the prevailing theory of how stellar corpses, known as pulsars, generate their X-rays needs revising. (2006-07-25)
NASA's Fermi telescope probes dozens of pulsars
With NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, astronomers now are getting their best look at those whirling stellar cinders known as pulsars. (2009-07-06)
A neutron star spins toward intergalactic space
Scientists using the Very Large Baseline Array show that the fastest known neutron star has sufficient velocity to escape the galaxy. (2006-02-15)
Astronomers discover probable pulsar in supernova
A team of astronomers led by Rutgers Professor John P. (2001-10-22)
A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup
Max Planck scientists discover a young and energetic neutron star with unusually irregular rotation. (2012-07-26)
Stellar forensics with striking new image from Chandra
A spectacular new image shows how complex a star's afterlife can be. (2007-10-23)
Geriatric pulsar still kicking
The oldest isolated pulsar ever detected in X-rays has been found with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2009-02-26)
Tremendously bright pulsar may be 1 of many
A newly found pulsar, the brightest ever seen, raises questions about a mysterious category of cosmic objects called ultraluminous X-ray sources. (2014-10-27)
Pulsars make a GPS for the cosmos
Scientists have written software that could guide spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, show that the planet Nibiru doesn't exist... and prove that the Earth goes around the Sun. (2013-08-20)
Going to extremes: Pulsar gives insight on ultra dense matter and magnetic fields
A long look at a young pulsar with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed unexpectedly rapid cooling, which suggests that it contains much denser matter than previously expected. (2004-12-14)
The cosmos is green: Researchers catch nature in the act of 'recycling' a star
For the first time, researchers have observed a singular cosmic act of rebirth: the transformation of an ordinary, slow-rotating pulsar into a superfast millisecond pulsar with an almost infinitely extended lifespan. (2009-05-21)
Astronomers predict fireworks from rare stellar encounter in 2018
Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. (2015-07-02)
Einstein was right, McGill astrophysicists say
Researchers at McGill University's Department of Physics -- along with colleagues from several countries -- have confirmed a long-held prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, via observations of a binary-pulsar star system. (2008-07-03)
Interstellar Burp Leads To Discovery Of New Pulsar
Astrophysicist makes her second discovery of an astrophysical oddity - a pulsar orbiting a massive star. (1998-12-11)
Astronomers weigh 'recycled' millisecond pulsar
A team of US and Australian astronomers is announcing today that they have, for the first time, precisely measured the mass of a millisecond pulsar -- a tiny, dead star spinning hundreds of times every second. (2006-01-12)
Chameleon pulsar baffles astronomers
A pulsar that is able, without warning, to dramatically change the way in which it shines has been identified by an international team including scientists from The University of Manchester. (2013-01-24)
A young pulsar shows its hand
A small, dense object only twelve miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. (2009-04-03)
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