Imagine this, if you can: two stars spiral toward each other until they merge into one unified star. This star lives on for a while, but eventually explodes in a colossal supernova that transforms it the
When it comes to the objects that are found all throughout the Universe, most of them align with our theoretical expectations. Occasionally, however, scientists will find an object that seems to defy wisdom.
Scientists have recently discovered a second-fastest pulsar that’s spitting out gamma rays. A 707 Hz binary millisecond pulsar (MSP) J0952−0607 has been detected in a targeted radio pulsation search of
Neutron stars are very compact, ultra dense cosmic bodies that are essentially a single atom made up of nothing, but neutrons. The density of these objects is immense, essentially the complete mass of
Astronomers have measured what they believe is the most massive neutron star ever seen, and it's "almost too massive to exist." Neutron stars are what remains when a star goes supernova and dies, making