neutron star

  • Millimetre-mountains on neutron stars

    New models reveal the limits of topography on these stellar corpses.

    Computational modelling suggests that neutron stars are even weirder than we thought. According to researchers from t...

    Astrophysics July 19, 2021
  • Mystery object sits in astronomy’s ‘mass gap’

    Cosmic collision involves an intriguing participant.

    Astronomers have found either the lightest ever black hole or the heaviest neutron star. Either way, it’s an exciting...

    Astronomy June 24, 2020
  • Small black hole or giant neutron star?

    Discovery touches on two of the key questions in astrophysics.

    Astronomers have found an object that is either a new class of black hole or the largest-known neutron star, circling...

    Astronomy October 31, 2019
  • Galaxies, merging

    Astronomers find a neutron star about to be crunched between two colliding star systems.

    Images gathered by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) reveal a titanic collision in process. The i...

    Space February 21, 2019
  • Neutron star that defies all the rules discovered

    As astronomers probe the origins of ultra-luminous X-rays, questions mount and models are challen...

    Ultra-bright neutron stars are somehow breaking what was thought to be a hard-and-fast law of physics, by collecting ...

    Space February 26, 2018
  • Neutron star upper limit found

    German astrophysicists use LIGO data to reveal the maximum size a neutron star can grow. Andrew M...

    Data obtained from the breakthrough observation last year of two neutron stars colliding continues to drive new resea...

    Space January 21, 2018
  • Nuke blasts reveal true size of neutron stars

    Satellite data and new modelling find neutron stars are less than 25 kilometres wide. Andrew Mast...

    New modelling of the thermonuclear blasts happening on the surface of a neutron star means that astrophysicists have ...

    Space November 26, 2017
  • Pulsing neutron star spotted in Andromeda galaxy

    The European Space Agency says a possible binary system would be the first seen in our nearest ne...

    Inset shows the light curve of the source, a possible neutron star, as analysed by XMM-Newton's European Photon Imagi...

    Space April 4, 2016