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Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:02

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted a fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles.

Triple star system can reveal gravity`s secrets

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 12:26

Astronomers have said that a newly discovered triple system featuring a neutron star and two white dwarfs have given them best opportunity yet to study complex gravitational interactions and may give clue to true nature of gravity.

Fast radio bursts` may be coming from nearby stars

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:30

Researchers have claimed that "fast radio bursts", lasting for only a thousandth of a second, may be coming from within our own galaxy, and not from galaxies billions of light-years away as previously believed.

Rare magnetar found near supernova remnant

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:44

Astronomers have discovered a new transient magnetar near supernova remnant SNR Kesteven 79.

`Youngest` neutron star binary found

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 10:53

X-rays streaming towards Earth from the region near a neutron star that is cannibalizing its companion star are the youngest "X-ray binary" yet known, according to scientists.

How neutron star can change from radio pulsar to X-ray pulsar and back

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 19:37

Astronomers have uncovered the mystery behind a neutron star, which has the peculiar ability to transform from a radio pulsar into an X-ray pulsar and back again.

Millisecond pulsar with dual identity discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:17

Scientists using a fleet of orbiting X-ray telescopes, including NASA`s Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory have found a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.

What causes violent birth of neutron stars?

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 14:21

Researchers conducted the most expensive and most elaborate computer simulations so far to study the formation of neutron stars at the center of collapsing stars with unprecedented accuracy.

NASA`s Swift sees spinning star slowing down

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:28

Using NASA`s Swift X-ray Telescope, astronomers have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand these extremely dense objects.

Young neutron star experienced tremendous hiccup during fastest rotation

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 16:18

Max Planck scientists have discovered a young and energetic neutron star with an unusually irregular rotation.

NASA captures thermonuclear behaviour of neutron star

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 12:51

NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has captured the month-long fusillade of a unique neutron star near the centre of our galaxy erupting with hundreds of X-ray bursts.

Neutron star mocks normal models

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 13:20

Amsterdam astronomers have discovered a neutron star that mocks existing models for thermonuclear explosions.