Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

China is set to launch a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to observe pulsars in the galaxy of Milky Way

Jun 03, 2017, 12:24 PM 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
Pulsars with black holes are authentic 'holy grail' for examining gravity

Pulsars with black holes are authentic 'holy grail' for examining gravity

A new research has revealed that pulsars' intermittent light allows scientists to verify Einstein's theory of relativity, especially when these objects are paired up with another neutron star or white dwarf that interferes with their gravity.

Dec 05, 2014, 12:44 PM IST
Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal

Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal

In what could change the future of electronics, scientists have been able to make the properties of glass behave like a metal using ultra-short laser pulses.

Aug 27, 2014, 14:33 PM IST

How pulsars attain their speed jumps

A team of astronomers from the University of Amsterdam has discovered that sudden speed jumps in the rotational velocity of pulsars have a minimum size, and that they are caused not by the unpinning and displacement of just one sub-surface superfluid vortex, but by billions.

Apr 13, 2014, 23:31 PM IST

Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

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.

Feb 19, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

Super-telescope LOFAR finds two new pulsars

The radio telescope LOFAR has found two new pulsars - fast-spinning neutron stars, which are remnants of massive supernova explosions.

Nov 20, 2013, 11:53 AM IST

200,000 private PCs help unearth 24 pulsars

Scientists have used a computer cloud, with computing power of 200,000 private PCs, to discover 24 pulsars - stellar remnants with extreme physical properties.

Aug 30, 2013, 14:50 PM IST

Pulsars act like GPS for tracking space probes

Slight deviations of pulsars - small spinning stars delivering regular `blips` of radio waves - from the expected arrival times can give information to very precisely determine the position of our telescopes.

Aug 22, 2013, 12:24 PM 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

Planet made of diamond discovered

A planet orbiting a small fast spinning star is likely to be made of diamond.

Aug 26, 2011, 12:21 PM 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