Neutron star

Scientists discovered smallest black hole ever

Astronomers studying black holes in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have discovered what they believe to be a new type of black hole- the smallest black hole ever.

First identification of a heavy element born from neutron star collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron...

Astronomers spotted most massive neutron star ever

It is a rapidly spinning pulsar that packs 2.17 times the mass of the sun.

Physicists have detected first-ever collision of black hole and neutron star

The National Science Foundation's Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgo detector recently detected the first ever observed merger between a black...

Gravitational waves hint at detection of black hole eating star

Gravitational waves may have just delivered the first sighting of a black hole devouring a neutron star. If confirmed, it would be the first...

Astronomers detected a new signal for a neutron star collision

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has recently discovered a NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth. This bright burst...

NASA’s Fermi satellite clocks Cannonball pulsar speeding through space

A pulsar is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. One such pulsar PSR J0002+6216 has a radio-emitting...

For the first time, physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution

Neutron stars are the smallest and densest objects in the Universe, inside which gravitational forces crush protons and electrons together, turning them into particles...

In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright

In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion universe, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour encompassing material. These two beasts ought...

Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time

Scientists at the Northwestern University have captured the mysteriously bright object that burst in the northern sky this summer. Dubbed AT2018cow or “The Cow,” the object...