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Astronomers studying archival observations of powerful explosions called short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have detected light patterns indicating the brief existence of a superheavy neutron star shortly before it collapsed into a black hole. This fleeting, massive object likely formed from the
Updated : 3 months, 1 week ago IST
On Dec. 11, 2021, NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a blast of high-energy light from the outskirts of a galaxy around 1 billion light-years away. The event has rattled scientists' understanding of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most powerful ev
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So far, little is known about the interior of neutron stars, those extremely compact objects that can form after the death of a star: the mass of our sun or even more is compressed into a sphere with the diameter of a large city. Since their discovery more than 60 years ago, scientists have
So far, little is known about the interior of neutron stars, those extremely compact objects that can form after the death of a star: the mass of our sun or even more is compressed into a sphere with the diameter of a large city.
Updated : 4 months, 2 weeks ago IST
Researchers' recent observations of a stellar-mass black hole called Cygnus X-1 reveal new details about the configuration of extremely hot matter in the region immediately surrounding the black hole.
Updated : 5 months, 2 weeks ago IST
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): The first map of the 'galactic underworld' a chart of the corpses of once massive suns that have since collapsed into black holes and neutron stars have revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way, and that almost a third of t
Updated : 9 months ago IST
Washington [US], June 20 (ANI): Astronomers using data from the VLA Sky Survey have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars possibly as young as only 14 years. The dense remnant of a supernova explosion was revealed when bright radio emission powered by the pulsar's powerful magne
Updated : 1 year, 8 months ago IST
Washington [US], June 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists detected gravitational waves caused by mergers between black holes and neutron stars. The team of researchers detected the two gravitational-wave events--from distances of more than 900 million light-years away--within a span of
Updated : 2 years, 8 months ago IST
Florida [US], July 8 (ANI): The National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has proven itself instrumental in another major astronomical discovery.
Updated : 2 years, 9 months ago IST
Bonn [Germany], June 11 (ANI): An international research team including astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn determined with extremely high precision that gravity causes neutron stars and white dwarf stars to fall with equal accelerations.
Updated : 3 years ago IST
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 10 (ANI): An international research team led by members of Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics has obtained new measurements of how big neutron stars are.