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NASA's first-ever mission to study spinning neutron stars to be launched on June 3!

NASA's first-ever mission to study spinning neutron stars to be launched on June 3!

Due to their extreme nature, neutron stars and pulsars have engendered a great deal of interest since their existence was proposed in 1939 and then discovered in 1967.

Neutron stars generating gravitational waves continuously, say Indian scientists

Neutron stars generating gravitational waves continuously, say Indian scientists

Neutron stars are the densest observable objects in the universe, with a fistful of stellar material outweighing a mountain on Earth.

Discovery of 'wind nebula' opens new window into magnetar

Discovery of 'wind nebula' opens new window into magnetar

A neutron star is the crushed core of a massive star that ran out of fuel, collapsed under its own weight, and exploded as a supernova. 

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

The space observatory is scheduled to take off at 3:45 a.m. EST from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan.

New method to weigh stars found

Mathematicians at University of Southampton have now found a new way to measure the mass of pulsars.