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Latest Neutron star Stories

Jekyll And Hyde Pulsar Has A Split Personality
2013-09-26 04:31:06

Scientists using NASA's Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory say they have discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.

Magnetic Jets Stars Final Transformation
2013-09-17 12:37:48

New observations of magnetic jets may shed some light on how stars transition into planetary nebulae.

New Pulsars Discovered In Archival Data
2013-08-29 08:25:39

Einstein@Home discovers 24 new pulsars in archival data. The combined computing power of 200,000 private PCs helps astronomers take an inventory of the Milky Way.

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.

The Largest Magnetic Fields In The Universe
2013-07-29 04:11:34

Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the most powerful, energetic events in the Universe. They can release as much energy in one second as an entire galaxy expels in an entire year.

I Love Q Formula Insights Into Universe
2013-07-26 11:51:21

The so-called 'I Love Q' equation that relates to neutron stars may offer surprising insights into the nature of the universe.

Gold Created By Colliding Stars
2013-07-18 04:18:47

A gamma-ray burst (GRB) created by the collision of two neutron stars has given researchers new insight into how gold, one of the rarest elements on Earth and in the entire universe, is formed.

Monstrous Stellar Collisions Not Expected To Occur Anytime Soon
2013-07-11 14:32:31

Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw say the next collision of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.

Astronomers May Have Witnessed A Collapsing Neutron Star
2013-07-05 04:16:37

Radio observatories have recently noticed bursts of radio light emerging in the night sky. The intense flashes exist for only a moment then disappear and do not seem to repeat.

Computer Simulations Shed New Light On Neutron Star Formation
2013-06-28 04:30:08

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics have, for the first time, created three-dimensional computer models in order to study the formation of neutron stars at the center of collapsing stars, officials from the German research center announced earlier this week.


Latest Neutron star Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

X-Ray Astronomy -- Although the more energetic X-rays (E > 30 keV) can penetrate the air at least for distances of a few meters (they would never have been detected and medical X-ray machines would not work if this was not the case) the Earth's atmosphere is thick enough that virtually none are able to penetrate from outer space all the way to the Earth's surface. X-rays in the 0.5 - 5 keV range, where most celestial sources give off the bulk of their energy, can be stopped by a few...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

X-ray Pulsar -- This dramatic artist's vision shows a city-sized neutron star centered in a disk of hot plasma drawn from its enfeebled red companion star. Ravenously accreting material from the disk, the neutron star spins faster and faster emitting powerful particle beams and pulses of X-rays as it rotates 400 times a second. Could such a bizarre and inhospitable star system really exist in our Universe? Based on data from the orbiting Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite,...

Supernova
2004-10-19 04:45:42

Supernova -- A supernova is a star that increases its brightness drastically within a matter of days, making it appear as if a "new" star was born (hence "nova"). The "super" prefix distinguishes it from a mere nova, which also involves a star increasing in brightness, though to a lesser extent and through a much different mechanism. Astronomers have classified supernovae in several classes, according to the lines of different elements that appear in their spectra. The first element...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Strange Matter -- Strange matter (also known as quark matter) is an ultra-dense phase of matter that is theorized to form inside particularly massive neutron stars (which are then known as "strange stars" or "quark stars"). It's theorized that when neutronium is put under sufficient pressure due to the gravitation of a large neutron star, the individual neutrons break down and their constituent quarks form strange matter. Strange matter is composed of strange quarks bound to each...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Pulsar -- A pulsar, which originally stood for pulsating radio source, is a rapidly rotating neutron star, whose electromagnetic radiation is observed in regularly spaced interval, or pulses. Pulsars are closely related to magnetars, the main difference being the strenght of the object's magnetic field. History Pulsars were discovered by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish in 1967 while they were using a radio array to study the scintillation of quasars. They found a very regular...

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