For the first time, long-distance emissions from neutron stars are spotted by scientists in only infrared light. Scientists offer explanations for the mysterious signals coming from nearby pulsar RX J0806.4-4123.
Pasta is delicious, but not very strong — unless it’s nuclear pasta. The eerie substance found in the husks of dead stars is the most formidable material in existence with a new study saying it’s 10 billion times stronger than steel.
How fast is the universe expanding? Scientists may soon find an answer as a new study reveals the rate of the universe's expansion could potentially be measured by gravitational waves from black holes and neutron stars.
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.