neutron stars

9.16.19

Scientists Discovered the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever

The extremely swole collapsed star is so big that it defies what we know about how big neutron stars can get.

8.19.19

Scientists Are 99% Sure They Just Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star

“If it turns out to be right, then we’ve confirmed a new type of star system. It’s that fundamental.”

3.21.19

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”

9.17.18

Gravitational Waves Show No Evidence of Extra Dimensions

Observing the light from neutron stars provided a baseline to measure the effects of extra dimensions on the propagation of gravitational waves through space.

10.16.17

Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Type of Gravitational Wave

Astronomers capture both a gravitational wave and optical imagery from the energetic union of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy.

9.16.14

Astronomers Found a Star Inside a Star, 40 Years After It Was First Theorized

Such Thorne–Żytkow objects promise to open up a whole new side to the universe that we’ve never known.

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