The study, published in the journal Physical Review, revealed that both have cells resembling helical "multistory parking garages."
An earthquake can be a pretty awe-inspiring natural event - a testament to the sheer power and size of shifting landmass. But what about seismic activity on a star? NASA's Fermi satellite recently spotted evidence of seismic waves rippling throughout a high-energy neutron star, resulting in an intense "storm" of high-energy blasts.
Astronomers wielding NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, say that they have found the brightest pulsar ever seen. Pulsars are the dense stellar corpses of a star gone supernovae, but they boast their own kind of life-after-death, and this one seems to be particularly mighty.
A team of astronomers and astrophysicists has found that some of the Universe's loneliest supernovae are likely created from collisions between white dwarf and neutron stars, according to a recent study.
NASA's Fermi Gama-ray Space Telescope recently identified an "exceptional" binary system that not only contains a rapidly spinning neutron star called a pulsar, but also a relatively small yellow star. Interestingly, close examination revealed that this second star serves much like a dance partner for the pulsar, causing it to exhibit some unusual behavior.
A Thorne-Żytkow object - a unique "hybrid star" - has been discovered in the Universe, proving the existence of a once purely theoretical celestial object.
Magnetars are an unusual variant of a neutron star that have a extraordinarily powerful magnetic pull, despite their tiny size. It has long been a mystery how our galaxy's only magnetar ever came to be, as conventional wisdom said that it should have formed a black hole. Now, scientists believe they have discovered the answer.
A new video, released by NASA, shows two super-dense neutron stars destroy each other in a cataclysmic cosmic merger event that eventually creates a black hole.