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Scientists puzzled over neutron stars` x-ray superbursts origin

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 14:32

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

Mystery behind heating of neutron stars unravelled

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 15:59

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.

Earth`s gold may have originated from colliding dead stars

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 09:46

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

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 21:14

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).

NASA`s Chandra explores hidden population of exotic neutron stars

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:26

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.

Pulsars can help detect gravitational waves

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 09:32

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

Scientists discover `dramatic flares`

Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010, 13:15

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