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A New Theory for How Black Holes and Neutron Stars Shine Bright  ASTRO WATCH · 22 hours
For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars—the most... more
Gamma-ray binary HESS J0632+057 contains a pulsar, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Using NuSTAR spacecraft and the VERITAS array of telescopes, an international team of astronomers has investigated a gamma-ray binary known as HESS J0632+057. The study found that a compact object... more
A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astrophysicists employed massive super-computer simulations to calculate the mechanisms that accelerate charged particles in extreme environments. They concluded their energization is powered by the... more
A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright  nanowerk · 1 week
Astrophysicists suggest radiation that lights the densest objects in our universe is powered by the interplay of turbulence and reconnection of super-strong magnetic fields. more
A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars—the most... more
Scientists Find Evidence of Missing Neutron Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionized our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers... more
Breaking the limits: Discovery of the highest-energy photons from a gamma-ray burst  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are brief and extremely powerful cosmic explosions, suddenly appearing in the sky, about once per day. They are thought to result... more
This ‘Blob’ of Radiation Might Be a Long-Lost Neutron Star  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
In 1987, a star exploded, creating the brightest supernova to light up Earth's skies in 400 years. That star's corpse has been missing for 30 years. Now, researchers... more
Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionised our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers at Cardiff University. more
Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionized our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers. more
Thermonuclear Explosion in Sagittarius Constellation Is One of the Brightest Ever Recorded  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
NASA astronomers have detected one of the brightest explosions of X-ray energy ever seen, and they think it came from a greedy neutron star... more
NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug.... more
NICER Detects Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has detected an extremely energetic explosion called a Type I X-ray burst from SAX J1808.4-3658,... more
NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug. 20. The burst was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the... more
The alchemy of merging neutron stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the first time, astronomers have identified a chemical element that was freshly formed by the merging of two neutron stars. The underlying mechanism, called the r-process—also known as rapid neutron capture—is considered to be the... more
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