neutron stars

Observation of two neutron stars merger 'breakthrough of the year'

Observation of two neutron stars merger 'breakthrough of the year'

Neutron stars are the dense, collapsed cores that remain after large stars die in a supernova explosion.
 

Dec 22, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
NASA's Hubble uses its powerful gaze to study the source of gravitational waves

NASA's Hubble uses its powerful gaze to study the source of gravitational waves

Many observatories, including space telescopes, probed the suspected location of the source, and within about 12 hours several spotted their quarry.

Oct 18, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

The event caused by the neutron stars has been dubbed "GW170817" because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on August 17.

Oct 17, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
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.

Jun 02, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
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.

Dec 15, 2016, 14:54 PM IST
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. 

Jun 22, 2016, 15:09 PM IST
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.

Feb 17, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

New method to weigh stars found

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

Oct 06, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

'Magnetar' near supermassive black hole is beyond strange

In 2013, astronomers announced that they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

May 15, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

Scientists puzzled over neutron stars` x-ray superbursts origin

Scientists are trying to find what exactly powers neutron stars` x-ray superbursts.

Dec 07, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

Mystery behind heating of neutron stars unravelled

Scientists were pretty sure until now that they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself - can heat itself up.

Dec 02, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

Earth`s gold may have originated from colliding dead stars

Unlike elements like carbon or iron, gold cannot be created within a star instead it can only be formed by a cataclysmic event.

Jul 18, 2013, 09:46 AM IST

First evidence of existence of nuclear `pasta` inside neutron stars found

A study led by the University of Alicante has detected what may be the first observational evidence of existence of a new exotic phase of matter in the inner crust of neutron stars (pulsars).

Jun 15, 2013, 21:14 PM IST

NASA`s Chandra explores hidden population of exotic neutron stars

A major campaign using NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other satellites has suggested that exotic neutron stars, magnetars may be more diverse-and common-than previously thought.

May 24, 2013, 11:26 AM IST

Pulsars can help detect gravitational waves

Pulsars are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe.

Feb 21, 2012, 09:32 AM IST

Scientists discover `dramatic flares`

Scientists have discovered dramatic flares and bursts of energy emanating from a rotating pulsar.

Oct 15, 2010, 13:15 PM IST