Gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars have been detected for the second time ever — along with another, less certain signal that a neutron star being swallowed by a black hole.
An international team of researchers has calculated the strength of nuclear pasta - extremely dense material deep inside the crust of neutron stars. The results show that nuclear it may be the strongest known material in the Universe.
“The emission is clearly above what the neutron star itself emits—it doesn’t come from the neutron star alone,” the study’s lead author stated.“This is very new.”
The merger of two neutron stars generated gravitational waves and high-energy gamma radiation and detected last August likely produced a record low-mass black hole.
Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it first appeared.
For the first time, gravitational waves have been detected coming from the violent collision of two neutron star potentially solving the mystery of where heavy elements like gold come from as well as producing a visible afterglow detected by over 70 telescopes around the world.
A NASA instrument built to help astronomers learn about the structure and behavior of neutron stars has been mounted to the International Space Station.
We humans may be more aligned with the universe than we realize. Scientists have discovered that neutron stars and cell cytoplasm have something in common: structures that resemble multistory parking garages.
University of Washington astronomers have identified a rare type of supernova