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Magnetar-powered X-ray Transient as the Aftermath of a Binary Neutron-star Merger

April 24, 2019

A neutron star is the compact object formed after a supernova explosion occurring in the late evolutionary stage…
New Signal for a Neutron Star Collision Discovered

April 17, 2019

These images show the location of an event, discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, that likely signals the…
Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

March 4, 2019

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they…
Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

January 10, 2019

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of…
A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence

April 10, 2018

When stars reach the end of their main sequence, they undergo a gravitational collapse, ejecting their outermost layers…
The Case of the ‘Missing Link’ Neutron Star

January 8, 2017

Like anthropologists piecing together the human family tree, astronomers have found that a misfit “skeleton” of a star…
Team simulates a magnetar to seek dark matter particle

October 8, 2016

MIT physicists are proposing a new experiment to detect a dark matter particle called the axion. If successful,…
Magnetar Near Supermassive Black Hole Delivers Surprises

May 15, 2015

In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the…
Fermi Satellite Finds Hints of Starquakes in Magnetar ‘Storm’

October 22, 2014

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire “storm” of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star,…
Magnetar discovered close to supernova remnant Kesteven 79

September 2, 2014

Massive stars end their life with a bang, exploding as supernovas and releasing massive amounts of energy and…
Magnetar Formation Mystery Solved?

May 15, 2014

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe…
Researchers find possible evidence of toroidal magnetic field surrounding magnetar

May 5, 2014

Credit: L. Calçada/ESO Space researchers in Japan working at the Suzaku observatory have found possible evidence of the…
Mysterious magnetar boasts one of strongest magnetic fields in Universe

August 15, 2013

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of…
Suddenly Slowing Star Could Give Hints Of Its Interior

May 30, 2013

Why would a spinning star suddenly slow down? Even after writing a scientific paper about the phenomenon, astronomers…
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