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Latest Astrophysical X-ray source Stories

Odd Magnetar Has A Very Strong Magnetic Field
2013-08-15 04:36:30

An odd type of neutron star located approximately 6,500 light years from Earth has one of the strongest magnetic fields in the universe – despite previous suggestions it possessed an unusually low magnetic field.

New Record Set By Team From University of Leicester For Cosmic X-ray Sightings
2013-07-23 12:03:43

Scientists led by the University of Leicester have set a new record for cosmic X-ray sources ever sighted -- creating an unprecedented cosmic X-ray catalogue that will provide a valuable resource allowing astronomers to explore the extreme Universe.

NASA X-Ray Observatory Reveals Magnetars More Common Than Thought
2013-05-24 14:42:15

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed that some of the most extreme objects in the universe may be more common than previously thought.

Astronomers Puzzled By Chameleon-Like Behavior Of Reverse Pulsar
2013-01-25 10:42:24

Pulsars are one of the most baffling classes of astronomical objects. Originally discovered as flickering sources of radio waves, pulsars were soon interpreted as rapidly rotating and strongly magnetized neutron stars about the size of a small city.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.