Heavy elements like gold are created by the deaths, explosions, and collisions of stars. A new study breaks down these diverse origins.
Where did the elements that make up our bodies come from? How fast is the universe accelerating? A pair of dead stars, among the weirdest scientists have seen, could point toward the answers.
A new analysis of Hubble data has revealed the best candidate yet for a type of black hole that nobody has seen yet, and it gave itself away by tearing a star apart.
“Neutron star binaries this massive may not be detectable by current telescope surveys.”
Scientists didn't even know how to look for this type of black hole until now, thanks to a new study.
The extremely swole collapsed star is so big that it defies what we know about how big neutron stars can get.
“If it turns out to be right, then we’ve confirmed a new type of star system. It’s that fundamental.”
“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”
Observing the light from neutron stars provided a baseline to measure the effects of extra dimensions on the propagation of gravitational waves through space.
Astronomers capture both a gravitational wave and optical imagery from the energetic union of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy.
Such Thorne–Żytkow objects promise to open up a whole new side to the universe that we’ve never known.